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KAMPALA, 2 July 2018 - The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development in collaboration with the Office of the Prime Minister, UNICEF and the World Bank, are holding a 5-day conference to discuss how social protection programmes can be better tailored to provide timely and effective support to the poor and vulnerable in crisis situations.
The much-anticipated Global Compact for Refugees (GCR), expected in late 2018, together with the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF), promise to revitalize refugee response through a multi-stakeholder “whole of society” approach. At a time when the international community is grappling with fundamental questions such as the equitable sharing of responsibility for refugees, the views and opinions of citizens in East Africa are invaluable in charting new directions.
KEY AREAS OF CRRF APPLICATION
• Builds on two pledges made at the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees (20 September 2016):
1. Adopt a new refugee law giving more rights to refugees
2. Provide quality education to all refugee children.
In Northern Uganda, Cordaid has built a water supply system that produces up to 80.000 litres a day and serves thousands of people. It’s just one of many things we have done recently to respond to the needs of refugees coming from South Sudan and the host communities that welcome them.
4 December 2017
In August 2014, eight months after the war in South Sudan began, the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) described it as “a war on the children of South Sudan”. More than three years later, the violence in South Sudan continues, and children continue to be the victims of atrocities and to suffer from the worsening humanitarian crisis the war has caused.
Uganda among 23 countries that have achieved exclusive breastfeeding rates above 60 per cent
GENEVA/NEW YORK/KAMPALA, 7 August 2017 – No country in the world fully meets recommended standards for breastfeeding, according to a new report by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with the Global Breastfeeding Collective, a new initiative to increase global breastfeeding rates.
Understanding labour migration in the East African Community