Records at IRC indicate that over 4,000 girls under 18 years reported their first Antenatal Care (ANC) visit at various health facilities in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement between January 2020 and September 2022. Nearly 2,000 teenage deliveries were reported at the various health facilities at the Bidi Bidi Refugee settlement during the same period.
Dr. Felix Ejesu, the Deputy Health Manager International Rescue Committee (IRC) at Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement, says that already 482 malnutrition cases have been recorded among children below 5 years this quarter alone.
Solomon Osakan, the Refugee Desk Officer for West Nile told URN that 13 refugees tested positive for the deadly disease in two lots that arrived mid last week and are currently in an isolation uni. He adds that they have resolved to close all the porous border points as a measure to curb a surge in COVID-19 cases.
Juliao says crossing the emergency threshold is a significant gain made in eliminating persistent water crisis in Bidi Bidi refugee Settlement. He says before crossing the threshold, agencies had to collect and treat water from River Nile, a distance of more than 50 Kilometers using water bowser tracks for refugees to access water every day.
Taban Yasin, the Yumbe LC V Chairperson, says the district has mobilised some funds to support the funeral of the deceased learners. He also says he will present a report before council to allocate funds for installing lightning arresters at Mingoyo primary school, other institutions and public places in the district.
Health workers in Kochi health centre III in Yumbe district have called off a strike they started one week ago after police intervened and arrested a man who assaulted one of the workers. The attacker was angry that his wife had been given birth control pills.