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12 Nov 2009 description
report Uganda Red Cross

Twenty communities in 11 districts of Uganda have been organized, trained and supported to take specific actions to reduce their vulnerability and strengthen their copying capacity to manage disaster risks.

07 Oct 2009 description
report Uganda Red Cross

Word from the editor

Famine is a reality. It has affected thousands with minimal effort from the public to save the situation. The majority of districts are affected but the hard-hit are those in the North and North Eastern Uganda that have had a rough past.

27 Aug 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

Soixante-quatrième session
Point 72 a) de l'ordre du jour provisoire*
Renforcement de la coordination de l'aide
humanitaire et des secours en cas de catastrophe
fournis par les organismes des Nations Unies,
y compris l'assistance économique spéciale :
renforcement de la coordination de l'aide
humanitaire et des secours en cas de catastrophe

27 Aug 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

Sixty-fourth session
Item 72 (a) of the provisional agenda
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and
disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including
special economic assistance: strengthening of the coordination

24 Aug 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

General Assembly
Sixty-fourth session
Item 72 (a) of the provisional agenda
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and
disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including
special economic assistance: strengthening of the coordination

27 Jul 2009 description
report Uganda Red Cross

MTN Uganda has donated relief food worth Shs70 million to 1,354 starving people in Magoro Sub County, Katakwi District.

The items which were distributed by the Uganda Red Cross Society on 23rd July, included 2,310kgs of maize flour, 7,337kg of beans and 1,354kgs of salt. Each family received 15kgs of posho, 5.4kgs of beans and one kg of salt.

Speaking during the distribution exercise, the Chairman Uganda Red Cross Society, Mr.

20 Jul 2009 description
report Uganda Red Cross

Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) appeals for Ushs5.6 billion to respond to the food needs of famine-stricken communities in the North and Eastern regions. The assistance can be in cash or kind.

Approximately 2 million people in the areas of Teso, Acholi, Lango, Karamoja and West Nile are affected by acute shortage of food as a result of crop failure due to prolonged drought.

The most affected areas are Amuria and Katakwi districts in the Teso region and Karamoja areas.

22 Jun 2009 description

Shabtai Gold, dpa

Geneva_(dpa) _ From the very beginning, the International Committee of the Red Cross set out create societies across the world that exist during peace time and can provide a pool of well-prepared volunteers ready in case of war.

"The idea of the Red Cross was born out of war," said Stephen Ryan, who works with youth and volunteers at the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent societies, the secretariat that binds together the 186 national societies and 97 million members and volunteers.

"But what about countries that are not at …

30 Apr 2009 description

This report covers the period 01/01/2008 to 31/12/2008

In brief

Programme purpose:

During the year 2008 National Societies in the East Africa Sub-zone i.e. Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda Red Cross Societies were able to respond to numerous and diverse humanitarian challenges faced by millions of people in the region. This was possible through the international support realised through the 2008-2009 appeal. Disaster response and management programmes as well as response to health epidemics took prominence.

29 Jan 2009 description


THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES, Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No.1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid(1) , and in particular Articles 2, 4 and 15(2) thereof,


(1) The security situation in the north central regions of Uganda has remained calm despite the fact that the Juba Peace talks have not yet been concluded.

(2) The return process of the original 1.5 million persons displaced in the north central regions of Uganda has been progressing …

31 Dec 2008 description



The General Context in Uganda

Uganda is making good progress in its drive towards achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) targets; HIV sero prevalence rates have stabilized at 6.4% (although the rate of new infections are said to be on the increase), there is better awareness about HIV and improved access to ART in the country and modest improvements have been made in Infant, under 5 and maternal Mortality rates.

16 Dec 2008 description

Appeal Target: US$ 2,731,452

Geneva, 12 December 2008

Dear Colleagues,

The humanitarian situation across much of conflict-affected northern Uganda continues to progress along the transition from humanitarian to recovery and development action. In 2009, distinct humanitarian needs will continue to require a coordinated response, even as recovery and development are recognised as the dominant thinking across the majority of existing areas of operations where ACT members in Uganda are operating.

05 Dec 2008 description
report Government of Italy

Rome 5 december, 2008 - "The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the General Directorate for Cooperation and Development has contributed with a financial amount of 1.100.000,00 euros to Uganda following the humanitarian emergency due to the floods of last months.

The aim of the contribution will contribute, as a result of the isolation of a large population of Pader district, the achievement of planned operations from Peace, Recovery and Development Plan (PRDP) and will ensure the transit of people and goods throughout the roads Abime Patong and Patong-Kalong and the access …

20 Nov 2008 description
report Monitor-Uganda


An estimated 15,000 people have been displaced from their homes in several parts of the country by floods caused by unusually-heavy rainfall. In some parts of the country, the floods have swept away bridges, cutting off villages and entire communities.

Fortunately, the damage from the floods has not been as bad as that of last year which claimed 47 lives and left thousands of people depending on emergency food aid - in comparison, only two deaths have been reported so far this year.

18 Nov 2008 description
report IRIN

KAMPALA, 18 November 2008 (IRIN) - Heavy rains have displaced thousands and damaged crops in eastern and northern Uganda, but officials are optimistic an emergency will be avoided as better weather is predicted.

"Some people have been affected by heavy rains with some displaced, but this does not mean that we shall see an emergency because the meteorological department has already told us that the rains are at their end," Musa Ecweru, state minister for disaster preparedness and refugees, said.

Crops in most affected areas, the minister said, had been destroyed, while roads …

17 Nov 2008 description
report Monitor-Uganda

Heavy rains have again hit several parts of Uganda, leading to two deaths, destruction of property and displacement of at least 15,000, people.

A number of rural areas have been cut off from the rest of the country. Reports from the countryside say the most affected areas are parts of Adjumani and Moyo districts in the West Nile region, parts of Nakapiripirit, Moroto, Kaabong and Abim districts in the Karamoja region, Kiboga and Kayunga districts in the central region, as well as Kasese in western Uganda.

The deaths occurred in Nakapiripirit and Bukwo districts.

14 Nov 2008 description
report Uganda Red Cross

The Uganda Red Cross Society, Moyo Branch conducted an assessment on 5th November to establish the number of people affected by floods in Koch central village, Waka parish, Itula Sub County.

The flooding resulted from heavy downpour and the opening of a feeder road that connects Itula Sub County with Koch Boma village without a proper plan. Koch Boma is also in Itula Sub County but it is situated a River Koch.

Flooding has led to the collapse of houses and pit latrines and the destruction of gardens.

12 Nov 2008 description
report New Vision

By Charles Ariko

FLOODS that ravaged the north and northeastern region last year are back, killing two UPDF soldiers in Nakapiripirit and Bukwo districts.

Three districts of Kotido, Abim and Kaabong are now inaccessible from Moroto.

About 150 inmates from Nebbi had to be relocated to Arua after Ragem Prison was submerged.

Frank Baine, the prisons spokesman, said: "There was too much rain on the side of DR Congo which is near Ragem Prison."

The 3rd Division spokesman, Capt.

12 Nov 2008 description
report New Vision

The Disaster ministry is warning of land slides in Mbale and hilly areas in western Uganda.

The State minister for disaster preparedness Musa Ecweru says due to heavy rains, people in Bundibugyo, Kasese and areas around Mt Elgon are likely to experience land slides.

He says many areas in the west Nile have also been submerged by the floods after heavy rains this year.

Ecweru adds that the floods in Teso and Karamoja region have washed away some feeder roads as well as interfering with government programs.