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26 Jul 2017 description

The Kite Runner author and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Khaled Hosseini talks to refugees fleeing war-torn South Sudan.

Looking over the shoulder of Gladys, a young South Sudanese refugee flicking through a frayed album of old family photos, my mind flashes back to my own younger self. In 1983 I was in high school. I was responsible for my grades, for keeping my old Dodge running and helping clean the room I shared with my brothers. My great aspiration was to see Bruce Springsteen live one day.

26 Jul 2017 description

1. Background and Context

South Sudan is experiencing a complex political, economic and security crisis. Three years after the emergence of civil conflict in December 2013, population displacement trends remain dynamic in a context of violence, rising food insecurity, and economic and political instability.

26 Jul 2017 description
report ACTED

The Palorinya and Bidibidi refugee settlements are located in Moyo and Yumbe districts, in the West Nile region of Uganda, respectively. Uganda is currently facing the growing refugee crisis in the world, with more than 2,000 new arrivals per day. This influx is likely to continue, resulting in limited access to resources, combined with increased tensions between refugees and host communities.

26 Jul 2017 description
report IRIN

Samuel Okiror

Uganda, the country with the world’s fastest growing refugee burden, is failing to secure the help it needs to care for those forced across the border from South Sudan by war and hunger.

Close to one million South Sudanese refugees, 86 percent of them women and children, have settled in northern Uganda as a result of the crisis. On average, 2,000 people arrive each day.

Read more on IRIN

25 Jul 2017 description

Question

What are the strengths and weaknesses of migration programming that has taken place / is underway in north and sub-Saharan Africa? Specifically, in areas such as livelihoods support, protection of migrants, border security and support for resettlement and voluntary return?

Summary

24 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Since the beginning of January 2017, the number of malaria cases has reached over 4.2 million people (with 1,891 deaths); UNICEF contributed to the National Malaria Response Plan with the provision of malaria drugs and diagnostic kits, and community mobilisation activities for an amount of about US$ 3.6 million.

24 Jul 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 9,437 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Uganda between the 5 th and 18th of July at an average daily rate of 674. The number of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda now stands at 990,761 and is expected to reach one million within the next few weeks if current arrival rate continues.

24 Jul 2017 description

Executive summary

Understanding labour migration in the East African Community

24 Jul 2017 description

Kerry A. Millington and Mina Bhardwaj

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Summary

23 Jul 2017 description

South Sudan: Sexual violence ‘on a massive scale’ leaves thousands in mental distress amid raging conflict

Thousands of South Sudanese women and girls, and some men, who have been raped in ethnically-charged sexual attacks in the ongoing conflict are battling mental distress and stigma with nowhere to turn for help, Amnesty International revealed in a new report out today.

23 Jul 2017 description

1,951,514 Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 30 June (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload)

520,399 South Sudanese refugee arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 30 June

274,920 Refugees in South Sudan and 2 million IDPs as of 30 June

KEY FIGURES

63% of the South Sudanese refugee population are children (under the age of 18 years old)

22 Jul 2017 description

Country Priorities

ACORD in Uganda works in partnership with the poor and the marginalised to change conditions undermining social justice through participatory people-centred practical work, research and advocacy. To this end ACORD is implementing programmes focusing on resilient livelihoods, rights and responsibilities promotion, and peace building and conflict resolution. ACORD also provide life-saving support to Burundian, Congolese, and South Sudanese refugees in Uganda.