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22 Jun 2017 description

Uganda is now facing the world's fastest growing refugee crisis, due to a continuous and unprecedented influx of people fleeing conflict in neighbouring South Sudan among others. The country is now hosting over 1.27 million refugees and asylum seekers.

22 Jun 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

June 21, 2017 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese government welcomed and commended, on Wednesday, the joint national and international efforts collaboratively exerted to avert famine from occurring in the east African country.

These efforts were the result of the immediate and sustained multi-sector humanitarian assistance delivered to the population in the conflict-affected areas where the government is fighting opposition armed groups since over three years.

22 Jun 2017 description

(Juba, 22 June 2017): The Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, Eugene Owusu, today welcomed the findings of the latest Integrated Phase Classification (IPC) data which highlight that early warning and the mobilization of a large-scale, multi-sectoral humanitarian response, have eased famine in Leer and Mayendit counties, and prevented it in Koch and Panyijiar counties, in South Sudan.

22 Jun 2017 description

Despite efforts made to contain famine, 6 million people are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance - the greatest number of food insecure people ever recorded in South Sudan

How Many & When

22 Jun 2017 description

Uganda is facing the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world. According to recent data from the UN Refugee Agency, there are currently 950,562 South Sudanese refugees in Uganda, with an estimated 42,000 new arrivals every month, at up to 2000 people per day. 80% of the refugees arriving in Uganda are women and children.

22 Jun 2017 description
report UN News Service

21 juin 2017 – Un chiffre record de 141 millions de personnes dans 37 pays a besoin d'une aide humanitaire aujourd'hui, alors que les programmes d'intervention coordonnés par l'ONU ne sont financés qu'à hauteur de 25%, a déclaré mercredi le Bureau des Nations Unies pour la coordination des affaires humanitaires (OCHA).

22 Jun 2017 description

Uganda receives an average of 42,000 new refugees every month. Amongst their most urgent needs is access to clean water and sanitation. This is critically important for their health and survival.

ACORD in collaboration with HEKS and the Swiss Solidarity Fund has initiated a water and sanitation project to address the increasing demand from the refugee population in Bidibidi settlement, West Nile, Northern Uganda.

22 Jun 2017 description
report UN News Service

21 June 2017 – Facing a fast-growing refugee crisis, Uganda is set to host in its capital, Kampala, a 'Solidarity Summit' with the support of the United Nations, to rally international support for refugees and host communities in the form of donations, investments and innovative programmes.

22 Jun 2017 description

Key Figures

  • 403,084 South Sudanese refugees in Sudan since December 2013

  • 155,367 South Sudanese refugees newly arrived in 2017.

  • 230 Average daily arrival rate in June 2017.

Funding

Total funds needed: USD 221.7 million *as per the revised 2017 Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP)

Population Update

21 Jun 2017 description

568.7 M required for 2017 including special situations

123.7 M contributions received, representing 22% of requirements

445.0 M overall funding gap for Uganda

All figures displayed are in USD

21 Jun 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Museveni, donors should do more than raise funds at Kampala conference

On a drizzly morning in early April, South Sudanese soldiers entered the town of Pajok, a trading hub southeast of Juba and opened fire, killing at least a dozen people on the spot. One of them was James, a 25-year-old man with a mental disability.

“The soldiers surrounded the compound and my son refused to move, so they killed him,” Rose, James’ mother, told me when I met her in Palabek, the newest South Sudanese refugee settlement in Uganda.

21 Jun 2017 description
report Fund for Peace

FACTIONALIZATION AND GROUP GRIEVANCE FUEL RISE IN INSTABILITY

J. J. MESSNER

21 Jun 2017 description

As delivered

Your Excellency Vice President Schultz,

Distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen,

Mr. Vice President, thank you very much for your opening remarks and for your leadership in overseeing the Humanitarian Affairs Segment of ECOSOC. I also thank the President of ECOSOC and its Bureau members for their support. And I take the opportunity to acknowledge the co-facilitators of this year’s ECOSOC humanitarian resolution - the Philippines and Switzerland - for their stewardship.

21 Jun 2017 description
report Caritas

The Vatican announced a donation from Pope Francis to Caritas for its work in South Sudan, along with support to two other Catholic groups working in the country.

South Sudan has been declared free of famine, but almost 2 million people are on the brink of starvation and an estimated 6 million people will face extreme food insecurity in the coming weeks, according to reports by the government and the United Nations.

21 Jun 2017 description

United Nations peacekeepers in South Sudan have been praised by the most senior UN official in the country for a “nimble and pro-active” response in support of humanitarians dealing with an emergency.

David Shearer, the Head of the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, UNMISS, was speaking in Aburoc in the Upper Nile region where up to 25,000 people had taken refuge from conflict.

The village, which numbered some 5,000 people before the arrival of the displaced people, was lacking in water, food and health services.

21 Jun 2017 description

NEEDS ANALYSIS

  • Renewed fighting between government and opposition forces renewed in Western bank of Upper Nile contributed to increased displacement. An estimated 25,000 people have fled their home heading to Aburoc, many of them crossing the border to Sudan seeking refuge. In addition, S-NFI supplies valued at over USD 100,000 were looted when partners were evacuated by late April. The Cluster partners returned to Aburoc are currently reassessing the situation to respond to the remaining caseload.

21 Jun 2017 description

Backgrounder

From Global Affairs Canada

The conflict in South Sudan has had a debilitating effect on the ability of communities to access basic services and meet their most basic food needs. Canada’s announced $86 million in funding will target the most vulnerable populations, particularly women and children.

Health Pooled Fund for Saving the Lives of Women and Children
Department for International Development, United Kingdom
$64.5 million over three years