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29 Sep 2020 BRUSSELS, Belgium
The European Commission has awarded the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) $1.16 Million USD for implementing a reliable and inexpensive solution to providing water to refugee camps in Uganda.Delivering water by tanker-trucks to remote refugee camps was a challenge for UNHCR due to the prohibitive cost and the inability to monitor the process accurately...
8 Sep 2020 OXFORD, United Kingdom
A report published this month by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and charity Oxfam investigates how water supplies can be managed in long-term humanitarian crises."Water Supply in Protracted Humanitarian Crises" finds that long-lasting crises can have an eroding effect on infrastructure and the institutions responsible for service delivery, including humanitarian agencies and host governments...
2 Mar 2020 KAMPALA
The largest water and sanitation sector gathering in Africa ended Thursday in Uganda with a call for governments to invest in climate-resilient water systems and irrigation to reduce vulnerability to climate change. African Water Association (AfWA) Program Director Dr. Simeon Kenfack said as governments implement ambitious national climate action plans and strategies, they must show the world that Africa is able to work as a family to address risks of climate impacts using existing knowledge and solutions.
12 Oct 2019 NAIROBI, Kenya
A new report on water, sanitation and health (WASH) sector financing in UNICEF’s Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) has identified massive funding gaps that will hinder achievement of WASH Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the region.In comparison to other parts of the world, ESAR has the lowest percentage of households with access to at least basic water services but also lags behind in basic sanitation coverage, according to "The State of WASH financing in Eastern and Southern Africa"...
17 Sep 2019 MOROTO
President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni on Thursday witnessed the signing of an agreement aimed at promoting sustainable peace and development among Turkana, Pokot and Karamojong communities. The programme dubbed Cross-Border Sustainable Peace and Development seeks to end hostilities among the three neighbouring communities and enhance development in the region by promoting non-violent interactions and collaborations...
7 Aug 2019 BRUSSELS, Belgium
The European Commission is mobilizing a further $56 Million USD in emergency humanitarian funding to help people in the Horn of Africa, where prolonged drought is having devastating consequences on food availability and livelihoods.The additional funding brings total EU humanitarian aid to the region to $411 Million USD since 2018...
6 Dec 2018 LIRA
The Ministry of Water and Environment with support from the German government-owned development bank KfW on Thursday launched a new phase III of water and sanitation project worth sh46b for refugee host communities in northern Uganda. Selected refugee hosting communities in the region are expected to get sufficient, safe and sustainable supply of water and appropriate sanitation...
30 Sep 2018 KAMPALA
Several Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) activists have come up to advocate for the Pay Per Fetch model, a system where money for water is collected on a pay-as-you-fetch basis from everyone and at all water points in Uganda. There is an opportunity to collect revenue, which is used in maintaining the water systems and increasing its sustainability.
12 Aug 2018 NEBBI
A disgruntled Ugandan politician has reacted to a successive resounding defeat in a recent parliamentary by-election by stopping all development projects he had initiated in the area. Mr Patrick Okumu-Ringa, who lost in the recently concluded Nebbi Municipality Parliamentary by-election, opted to dismantle all the boreholes he had sunk that have been supplying water to area residents free of charge for the past two decades.
22 Jul 2018 Rukungiri
The construction of Kahengye Gravity Water Scheme is far from complete two years after the project commenced. The Shs44b World Bank and government funded water project kicked off in July 2016 and was undertaken by an Indian firm, Technofab Engineering Services. It was expected to be completed by September 2017...
30 Apr 2018 KARAMOJA
By the end of 2022, more than 56,000 children in Karamoja sub-region will have access to clean water and sanitation facilities thanks to the new $10 million project launched today. The Shs 37 billion project is funded through a partnership between the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and is targeting 88 primary schools and 12 secondary schools
1 Feb 2018 SHEEMA
Over 100,000 residents in the sub-counties of Shuuku and Kyangyenyi in Sheema district are set to benefit from the Shuuku/Matsyoro clean water project. However, according to Ian Arebahona, the contract manager at the water ministry, only the homesteads with proper sanitation facilities such as toilets, will access this water, while those without toilets will not have taps extended to their homes.