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Uganda: over 900,000 South Sudanese refugees are in need of humanitarian aid

“They just slaughter you, whether you’re a man, woman, or child. I lost all my brothers and my relatives. Life here is very difficult. With no man, nobody helps you.” Maria* (not her real name), is just one of hundreds of thousands of refugees who have fled to northern Uganda since July 2016, following renewed […]

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SRSG Mohamed Ibn Chambas participates in the third Pan African Forum on Migration in Kampala (Uganda)

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, participated in the third Pan African Forum on Migration which took place from 15 to 17 May 2017 in Kampala, Uganda. The Forum which was held under the theme “towards an African Common […]

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UNICEF and KOICA join forces for a fairer chance for adolescent girls in Ghana

The rights and wellbeing of adolescent girls in Ghana were given a boost today as UNICEF and the Korean International Cooperation Agency – KOICA – committed to a three-year partnership which seeks to address the inequities currently facing thousands of young girls in Ghana. The three-year programme called ‘A Better Life for Girls in Ghana’ […]

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Financial Fiscal Commission Briefs Standing Committee on Appropriations

The Standing Committee on Appropriations was briefed by the Financial Fiscal Commission (FFC) on Tuesday on the 2017 Appropriation Bill. Committee Chairperson Ms Yvonne Phosa said in her opening remarks: “The 2017 Appropriation Bill essentially entails a reprioritisation of our limited resources within government’s constrained fiscal envelope. In addition to the baseline reductions, funds were […]

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