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Emergency and humanitarian action (EHA), Uganda weekly activity report - Weeks  42,  43 and  44, 13 Oct - 2 Nov 2008

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I. General Situation

a. Political, Social and Security

- The  security  situation in  Acholi  and  Lango  sub- region  remains  stable.  There is ongoing population movements from IDP camps to villages of origin  

- In Karamoja sub- region, the security situation is volatile with inter- clan cattle rustling  reported.  Disarmament of  armed  Karamojongs  by  government  forces is ongoing. There are also reports of clashes between government and armed Karamojong militias.

b. Main Events of Interest/Concern for Health

- Influx of refugees from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to Uganda  

- Ongoing response to epidemic outbreaks of Hepatitis E in Kitgum  

- Epidemic outbreak of cholera at Butabika National Mental Referral Hospital