- Emergency Update on the South Sudan Refugee Situation Inter-Agency Update #49 | 14th - 16th October 2016
- UNICEF Uganda – South Sudanese Refugee Crisis Situation Report, 16 - 30 September 2016
- FEWSNET Uganda: Key Message Update, July 2016
Appeals & Funding
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
- UNHCR: Revised South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan (Jan-Dec 2016)
4,964 South Sudanese people fled to Uganda on 19 and 20 October 2016. The average number of new arrivals is 2,404 in October compared to 2,845 in the same period in September2016. Of the total new arrivals, 2,396 were reported in Oraba and Busia border points and Kuluba Collection Centre followed by 2,082 in Kerwa & Keyi areas of Yumbe district. Similarly smaller numbers were reported in Elegu (Adjumani) and Lamwo District. A total of 235,116 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Uganda from July 07 to October 20, 2016.
WFP is implementing a major operation to assist South Sudanese refugees who arrived in northern Uganda after renewed conflict in their country in July 2016.
WFP and partners have agreed to relax the eligibility criteria for cash-based transfers among refugees as part of a scale-up aimed at reaching 200,000 people by mid-March 2017.
In 2016, WFP has contributed USD 51 million to Uganda’s economy through local food purchases (97,000 metric tons) and local transport contracts.
Over the last year and a half, some 300,000 Burundians have fled their homeland to seek refuge in neighbouring countries.
So far, this unfolding refugee crisis and the escalating political situation in Burundi have received little attention in the mainstream media.
Violent clashes between protestors and police began in Burundi in April 2015 when incumbent President Pierre Nkurunziza announced his intension to run for a third term – a move deemed unconstitutional by his opponents.
IN 2015, ACTION AGAINST HUNGER’S GLOBAL NETWORK SERVED 14.9 MILLION PEOPLE IN 47 COUNTRIES.
- An aid worker was tragically shot and killed in an ambush on a clearly marked NGO vehicle in Eastern Equatoria.
- Outflows of refugees into Uganda continues.
- A new outbreak of measles was confirmed in Gogrial West in late September.
- The cholera outbreak has spread to Unity.
Aid worker killed in Eastern Equatoria
6,136 South Sudanese people fled to Uganda on 17 and 18 October 2016. The average number of new arrival is 2,396 in October 2016, as compared to 2,845 in September 2016. The majority of the new arrivals 3,483 were reported in Oraba and Busia border points and Kuluba Collection Centre followed by 2,441 in Kerwa & Keyi areas of Yumbe district. Similarly smaller numbers reported in Elegu (Adjumani) and Lamwo Districts. A total of 230,152 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Uganda from July 07 to October 16, 2016.
Uganda is home to about 400,000 South Sudanese refugees, making it the largest host country in East Africa. Some refugees who have lived in Uganda for up to a decade do not intend to return home.
269,936 No of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda from in 2016 (1 January – 14 October)
220,268 No of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda from 1 July – 14 October
481,627 No. of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda (source: Government of Uganda, Refugee Information Management System [RIMS] added to the refugee population registered manually since 1 July.)
144,701 No. of South Sudanese refugees in Yumbe (3 August – 14 October)
2,184 Average daily arrival of SSD refugee into Uganda since 7 July 2016
Summary of Causes, Context and Key Issues
- 311,083 New Burundian refugees in asylum countries since April 2015 as of 31 August 2016.
USD 180.6 million requested for the overall situation through UNHCR's Supplementary Appeal (January-December 2016)
Burundi: Implementation of emergency response to vulnerable populations through activities funded by CERF and protection / monitoring of spontaneous returnees
7,849 South Sudanese people fled to Uganda from 14 and 16 October 2016. The average number of new arrival is 2,303 in October, which was 2,845 in September 2016. The majority of the new arrivals 4,468 were reported in Oraba and Busia border points and Kuluba Collection Centre, with smaller numbers coming through Kerwa and Keyi (Yumbe district), Palorinya (Moyo), Elegu (Adjumani) and Lamwo District. A total of 223,883 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Uganda from July 07 to October 16, 2016.
KAMPALA – As the world marks World Food Day, the World Food Programme (WFP) in Uganda continues to make a meaningful difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable people. At the same time, Uganda is playing an increasingly important role in supplying food for WFP’s life-saving operations throughout East Africa. To support that work, WFP has injected nearly US$60 million into the Ugandan economy so far this year through local food purchases, transport contracts and warehousing.
by Hajer Tlijani
TThe number of people starving to death in protracted conflicts is far greater than the number of people dying as a direct result of violence. It is therefore crucial to consider food security an indispensable link in the process of achieving peace. These interdependencies are underlined by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in the United Nations 2030 Agenda, and their common objective of building peaceful and resilient societies.
Conflict and Food Crisis: A Mutually Reinforcing Partnership
Italy has allocated 3.9 million euros for emergency interventions to support the provision of essential services to South Sudanese refugees and to the most vulnerable segments of the hosting populations in South Sudan and in the neighbouring Countries (Uganda and Ethiopia). Lack of food and assistance, compounded to precarious hygiene and sanitary conditions, determine a real threat of famine, epidemics and tension between the refugees and the local populations.