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Economic Policy Research Centre convenes conference on child poverty ‘What Works for Poorest Children?’

10 – 12 September, 2018; 08:00am to 05:00pm

WHAT: The Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) in partnership with the Global Development Institute at The University of Manchester and UNICEF have organised an international conference on child poverty under the theme ‘What Works for Africa’s Poorest Children?’ WHEN: 10 – 12 September, 2018; 08:00am to 05:00pm Opening: Monday 10…

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3 in 4 young adults in Uganda experienced some form of violence during their childhood

First ever national survey on Violence Against Children in Uganda launched

Three in four young adults in Uganda have experienced some form of violence during their childhood, according to Uganda’s first ever Violence Against Children Survey, launched today by the Government of Uganda and its partners. The Uganda Violence Against Children (VAC) Survey provides nationally representative data on the prevalence, nature…

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Launch of the First Ever Uganda Violence Against Children Survey; Thursday, 9 August, 2018; 08:00am to 13:00pm; Imperial Royale Hotel, Kampala

3 In 4 Young Adults Experienced Violence in Their Childhood, Says New Government Survey: WHAT: Three in four young adults experienced some form of violence and one in three young adults experienced at least two forms of violence - either sexual, physical or emotional violence during their childhood, according to…

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Government launches new rotavirus vaccine to protect children in Uganda from diarrhea

According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 450,000 children under five years of age die each year from vaccine preventable rotavirus infections

The Government of Uganda has today launched a new rotavirus vaccine to protect under five-year-old children from diarrhea. The vaccine, which will be available for free in health facilities throughout the country, is the 11th vaccine to be added into the national schedule of the expanded programme on immunization in…

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Uganda: Signing of grant agreement between the Korea International Co-operation Agency (KOICA) and United Nations International Children's Fund (UNICEF)

The Korea International Cooperation Agency and UNICEF – the United Nations Children’s Fund - have launched a five year programme to scale up water, sanitation and hygiene services in schools in Karamoja. The programme will be executed until 2022, benefitting 56,000 children from 100 schools in all Karamoja districts -…

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Launch of the First-Ever National Child Participation Strategy

The Strategy aims to provide an enabling environment for children to voice their views on issues affecting their lives, for children to be recognized as key stakeholders, and for children’s issues to be addressed in Uganda’s plans, programmes and services

WHAT: The Government of Uganda will launch its first-ever National Child Participation Strategy, which provides direction for key stakeholders – families, communities, parents, leaders, teachers, policy makers, etc -  to promote meaningful child participation at all levels of Ugandan society. WHEN: Wednesday, 15 November 2017 from 10:00am to 12:00noon WHERE:…

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Japan Government releases US$10m for South Sudanese refugees and Ugandan host communities in Northern Uganda

To date, Uganda is hosting close to one million refugees from South Sudan, with eighty two per cent (82%) being women and children

The Government of Japan has contributed US$10 million (approximately 35.9 billion Uganda shillings) to UNHCR (US$4 million), UNICEF (US$3 million), and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) (US$3 million) to support the emergency response to South Sudanese refugees and host communities in Northern Uganda.   Since violence broke out in…

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Government unveils report, highlights impact of climate related hazards and urbanization on child welfare

The report identifies key policy recommendations to mitigate the impact of climate related hazards and urbanization on children

WHAT: The Government of Uganda and UNICEF will launch a report titled Emerging Global Challenges: Climate Related Hazards and Urbanization - Protecting Uganda’s Children, to highlight the impact of climate related hazards and urbanization on child welfare. WHEN: Wednesday 19 July 2017 from 2:30pm to 4:30pm WHERE: Uganda Bureau of…

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ECHO contributes 2 million Euros to UNICEF’s emergency response to the South Sudanese refugee crisis in Uganda

Over 750,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Uganda since July 2016, with over 950,000 South Sudanese refugees now in the country since the beginning of the South Sudan crisis in December 2013

The Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) has contributed 2 million Euros – 8 billion Uganda shillings - to UNICEF’s emergency nutrition and education response to the South Sudanese refugee crisis in Uganda. “With over 2,000 South Sudanese refugees arriving in Uganda every day since July…

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A children’s refugee crisis

No country in the world has taken more refugees over the past 12 months than Uganda

As more than 1,000 children continue to flee South Sudan, on average every day in search of safety, the region’s refugee crisis has become a children’s crisis, UNICEF said today, on World Refugee Day.   Since violence erupted in South Sudan in December 2013, more than 1.8 million people have crossed…