Uganda

Uganda: Humanitarian fast facts, 01-15 Jun 2007

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UNICEF's humanitarian response to the situation of the most vulnerable children and women in northern and north-eastern Uganda is conducted in collaboration with the Government of Uganda, District Local Governments, sister UN agencies and NGO implementing partners. Activities supported during the reporting period include:

CHILD SURVIVAL & DEVELOPMENT

20 severely malnourished children under-5 assisted by provision of F100/F75 therapeutic milk and BP5 biscuits [Moroto, with Matany Hospital]

4,200 malnourished children to benefit from distribution of BP5 biscuits (46 cartons) [Lira, with IRC & War Child Holland]

600 children under-5 immunized (BCG, polio, DPT+HepB-Hib, measles) and 137 women vaccinated (TT); and 88 children provided with Vitamin A and de-worming tablets in 6 IDP camps [Apac & Oyam, with CESVI]

156 children under-5 (51% girls) treated for common illnesses by community-based health volunteers in 5 IDP camps [Oyam, with CESVI]

310 pregnant women and families served by provision of 310 clean-delivery kits and 1,339 long-lasting insecticide-treated nets for malaria prevention and control [Oyam & Lira, with MSF-Holland & CESV]

282 families assisted by construction of same number of community latrine stances in IDP resettlement areas [Lira, with ACF]

13,000 persons assisted through installation of solar-power motorised water pump systems in 2 IDP camps [Lira, with COOPI]

THE RIGHT OF ALL CHILDREN TO EDUCATION

256 children, aged 3-5, and 30 caregivers served through provision of stationery equipment to 12 community-based Early Childhood Development sites in areas of IDP returns [Lira]

800 pupils assisted by installation of 20 latrine stances in 2 primary schools in areas of IDP returns [Lira, with ACF-USA]

35,300 pupils served by direct distribution of medicated soap and basis to 45 schools in 2 sub-counties [Lira]

CHILDREN & AIDS

240 persons started on Cotrimoxazole prophylaxis after testing HIV-positive in testing/counseling conducted by static sites and mobile outreaches [Apac & Amolatar]

26 pregnant women started on Septrin prophylaxis, as part of Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) services, after testing HIV-positive in testing conducted at 9 antenatal care sites in areas of IDP return [Apac & Amolatar]

12 new cases of children living with HIV (9 girls) identified and all clients started on antiretroviral treatment at 2 sites [Amolatar, with Amai Hospital]

65 peer educators assisted by provision of bicycles to conduct community mobilisation activities in 10 IDP camps and areas of IDP return [Lira, with CARITAS]

PROTECTING THE VULNERABLE

Approx. 2,000 child-headed and other vulnerable households assisted by provision of emergency shelter and household items [Lira & Oyam, with CCF & ASB]

299 children and 50 women, returning from Kampala and other urban centres, assisted to resettle in communities of origin including enrolling in school [Moroto, with Church of Uganda & International Institute for Cooperation and Development]