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22 Dec 2017 description
More than 2,650 refugees have crossed the border this week, fleeing fresh violence in DRC’s Ituri province – five times the usual number of arrivals. Most of them are women and children.
08 Dec 2017 description
"Health authorities and partners, with the support of WHO, were able to detect and control the spread of Marburg virus disease within a matter of weeks,” said Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa.
09 Nov 2017 description
Funding gaps and organisational problems often delay or reduce refugees' meagre rations in Uganda, driving some desperate families back to the lands they fled.
08 Nov 2017 description
MVD response activities in eastern Uganda are in full swing, despite initial scepticism. Poor information flow from the treatment centre and inadequate logistics were major challenges.
01 Nov 2017 description
Refugee management has been integrated into the National Development Plan, shifting the focus from a solely humanitarian approach to recognising the connection between humanitarian and development needs.
23 Oct 2017 description
So far, there is one confirmed case and one suspected case. WHO is supporting community engagement in six high-risk counties through the District Social Mobilization and Village Health Teams.
11 Sep 2017 description
When the school first opened several months ago, there was a rush to enrol, and it was forced to turn some children away because of lack of space. Now there are about 5,000 pupils to 38 staff.
30 Aug 2017 description
UN agriculture chief calls Uganda's refugee model 'an example to the world' and urges greater funding to support refugees in producing food for themselves rather than relying on food aid.
24 Jun 2017 description
report UN News Service
Uganda is hosting more than 1.2 billion refugees, about 950,000 of them are from war-torn South Sudan. Humanitarian actors are all struggling to respond to this emergency.
22 Jun 2017 description
Due to an unprecedented influx of people fleeing conflict in neighbouring South Sudan among others, Uganda is now hosting over 1.27 million refugees and asylum seekers.
19 Jun 2017 description
report Voice of America
The UN says Uganda took in more refugees than any other part of the world in 2016. The influx continues, straining the country’s already overburdened health care system.
18 Jun 2017 description
According to Amnesty, more than 900,000 South Sudanese refugees have sought safety in Uganda, but funding shortfalls mean that many of them are not receiving basic services.
15 May 2017 description
South Sudan is now the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis, with more than 1.8 million refugees – including one million children – having sought safety in Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, DRC and CAR.
14 Apr 2017 description
The expanded operation will target more than 136,000 people and focus on water, sanitation and hygiene, health and National Society capacity building.
13 Apr 2017 description
With more than 1.2 million refugees, Uganda is currently Africa’s leading refugee-hosting country. The majority hail from South Sudan, the DR Congo, Burundi and Somalia.
23 Mar 2017 description
Government and UNHCR appeal to the international community for urgent and massive support for the thousands of South Sudan refugees who continue to arrive in Uganda every day.
17 Mar 2017 description
Total displacement from South Sudan into the surrounding region is now 1.6 million people. The rate of new displacement is alarming, representing an impossible burden on a region that is fast running short of resources to cope.
14 Mar 2017 description
report Save the Children
In what is now Africa’s largest refugee crisis, more than half a million people have escaped from South Sudan, the majority into Uganda. 86% are women and children arriving terrified, hungry and often alone.
23 Feb 2017 description
The new Imvepi settlement area is expected to be able to accommodate up to 110,000 new arrivals. More than 2,000 South Sudanese have made Imvepi their home in the last two days.
16 Feb 2017 description
Uganda’s Commissioner for Refugees, Apollo Kazungu, says his office is aware of the precarious situation and is working to settle the arrivals and improve their living conditions.