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UK announces support to help Uganda manage the Ebola outbreak

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The British High Commission in Kampala on 12th October announced that the UK will provide £2.2m to WHO, UNICEF and WFP to support Uganda’s response to the current Ebola outbreak.  This will consist of: £400,000 to the World Health Organization (WHO), to enhance case investigation …

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UN warns of severe malnutrition in South Sudan

Juba, South Sudan | Xinhua | The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Tuesday warned of severe malnutrition in South Sudan as a result of flooding caused by the impact of climate change. Hamida Lasseko, UNICEF country representative for South Sudan said 1.4 million children are already suffering from malnutrition whereas 300,000 …

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Japan donates UGX 5.7Bn for immunization campaign

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Government of Japan has donated $1.5 million, approximately 5.7 Billion Shillings to the United Nations Children’s Agency-UNICEF, to support the government improve the tracking of under-immunized and un immunized children at the community level. According to Catherine Ntabadde, the spokesperson of UNICEF, the money …

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UNICEF warns of malnutrition crisis in Somalia as famine looms

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | The United Nations Children’s Fund, or UNICEF, has expressed concern about the malnutrition crisis in Somalia amid a looming famine. UNICEF Representative in Somalia Wafaa Saeed Abdelatef said disease outbreaks have spiked between January-July period, with at least 8,400 suspected cases of acute watery diarrhoea/cholera …

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UNICEF head voices concern over child casualties in Ukraine conflict

United Nations | Xinhua | UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Executive Director Catherine Russell on Monday voiced concern over child casualties in the Ukraine conflict. At least 972 children in Ukraine have been killed or injured by violence since the conflict escalated nearly six months ago, an average of over five children …

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Alvaro Lario’s ambitions

  How new IFAD boss plans to halt rural poverty by 2030 Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | On July 7, the Governing Council of the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) voted Alvaro Lario from Spain to be its 7th president. Lario beat three other candidates including Khaled …

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