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GENEVA / GUINEA EBOLA

The World Health Organization (WHO) says while the Ebola outbreak  in Guinea is serious, it is relatively small so far in comparison with earlier outbreaks of the disease. As of Monday, there were 122 suspected and confirmed cases of the disease in Guinea of whom 80 had died. CH UNTV

1 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / UGANDA ANTI-GAY-LAW

UN spokesperson Martin Nesirky read statements by both Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and human rights chief Navi Pillay spoke against the anti-homosexuality law signed into force in Uganda, saying it violates basic human rights and endangers lesbians, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the country. UNTV

24 Feb 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / FUNDING

The World Food Programme announced it was in urgent need of funds to help refugees from South Sudan. WFP

29 Jan 2014 | Read More »

UGANDA / SOUTH SUDAN REFUGEES

The fighting that erupted in South Sudan in mid-December between government troops and opposition forces has forced more than 43 000 people to seek shelter in neighboring countries while internally displacing 232 000. In Uganda alone, there are more than 32 000 registered refugees who are arriving at the rate of 4 to 5 thousand [...]

10 Jan 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / SOUTH SUDAN DISPLACED UPDATE

The UN Refugee Agency said that up 2,500 South Sudanese refugees are crossing the border into Uganda every day, leaving aid agencies struggling to provide the basics at meeting points on the border and at reception centres. Over 23,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived inUganda. CH UNTV / RECENT

7 Jan 2014 | Read More »

UN / DRC

The Special Representative for Democratic Republic of Congo, Martin Kobler, expressed disappointment that "after four long days and nights of negotiations until the early morning hours of today, it was not possible to reach a comprehensive deal" in Kampala for the amnesty, disarmament and integration of M23 rebels. UNTV / FILE

21 Oct 2013 | Read More »

UGANDA / BIRTH REGISTRATION

Over half of sub-Saharan children do not have birth certificates which limits their access to basic social services like health care and school. UNICEF and the Ugandan government have been pioneers in using mobile technology to create a robust centralized birth registration system. UNICEF

18 Oct 2013 | Read More »

UGANDA / CHILD HEALTH

Using a mix of the age-old African "bush telegraph" (community dialogues) and SMS technology, Uganda has cut the number of child deaths by two thirds in less than a generation. The rapid SMS system known as M-trac, help medical staff to gather facts from the patients in need, test and treat them, and manage the [...]

12 Sep 2013 | Read More »

UGANDA / CONGOLESE DISABLED REFUGEES

The escalation in mid-July between M23 rebels and the Congolese army has forced thousands to flee. A traumatic situation for the Congolese, but for the disabled, the challenge is even greater. (UNHCR)    

9 Aug 2013 | Read More »

UGANDA / CONGOLESE REFUGEES

The UN refugee agency is now helping some 20,000 registered refugees in Uganda from the recent fighting in eastern Congo. UNHCR

26 Jul 2013 | Read More »

 

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