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Friday 14 September 2018

Uganda Launches new Education Response Plan for Africa’s biggest refugee crisis

The Government of Uganda, Partners in Development, UN agencies and NGOs including Save the Children, today launch a new Plan that if funded will provide quality education for hundreds of thousands of refugee and host community children in Uganda.

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Tuesday 24 July 2018

FRESH DISPLACEMENT INCREASING HUMANITARIAN NEEDS IN ETHIOPIA

At least 1 million people, the majority of whom being women and children are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance following recent inter-communal conflict in Ethiopia. 

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Monday 21 May 2018

Hundreds of thousands of children affected after Tropical Cyclone Sagar sweeps over Somaliland

Monday 21st May 2017- A powerful tropical cyclone with winds in excess of 120 km/per hour and an entire year’s worth of rain in just a few days has left destruction and death in its wake in Somaliland, endangering the lives of thousands of children in the region.

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Thursday 3 May 2018

Tens of thousands of Somalis displaced by deadly flash flooding as heavy rains continue

Almost half a million affected

Somali families displaced by drought and near-famine conditions last year are now on the move again, with catastrophic flash flooding forcing 175,000* people out of their homes, leaving them more vulnerable to malnutrition and diseases such as Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) and cholera.

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Friday 20 April 2018

Refugee camp submerged as flash floods hit northern Kenya

Heavy rains and flash flooding in northern Kenya have destroyed homes, displaced thousands, and left tens of thousands at risk of waterborne diseases such as cholera—including in Dadaab, one of the world’s largest refugee camps.

In Mandera county, at least 750 homes were swept away and an estimated 4,500 people have been displaced. In Turkana county, a bridge has been washed away, cutting off stranded communities from supplies and support.

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