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25 Jun 2017 description

With the world gripped by the worst humanitarian crisis of modern times, we must unite behind the power of consensus to serve those in need.

That’s the thinking behind the first ever World Solidarity Summit, held this week in Uganda, a country at the forefront of the fastest-growing refugee crisis of 2017 and home to the second-most refugees behind Turkey. The summit is bringing more than 500 dignitaries together with a goal of raising $2 billion.

24 Jun 2017 description

Main season rainfall begins slightly earlier than normal over northern areas of East Africa

Key Messages

24 Jun 2017 description
report UN News Service

23 June 2017 – A ‘Solidarity Summit’ for refugees hosted by Uganda has raised some $358 million in pledges, the United Nations announced today.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres told reporters in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, that it was a “good starting point” although the international conference was looking to raise $2 billion.

23 Jun 2017 description

SG/SM/18587-REF/1253
22 JUNE 2017

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees, in Kampala, Uganda, today:

Twelve years ago, on 15 June 2005, I became the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. On 18 June, we caught a plane to fly to Uganda to visit South Sudanese refugees to celebrate with them World Refugee Day. This was a moment during in which the Comprehensive Peace Agreement was being established and peace between north and south was finally being achieved.

23 Jun 2017 description

Despite the considerable progress made in the last decade towards building governance systems for climate change adaptation in Africa, implementation still limits positive responses. This study applies an iterative process of field assessments and literature reviews across multiple governance levels and spatial scales to identify constraints to effective formulation and implementation of climate change related policies and strategies in Uganda.

23 Jun 2017 description

Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemi, Minister of State for International Cooperation, announced the UAE's pledge of AED18.4 million (US$5 million) in support of refugees in Uganda, according to the directives of the country's judicious leadership.

This came during the first "Refugee Solidarity Summit," attended by President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, a number of African heads of state, and ministers from donor countries. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was also there.

23 Jun 2017 description

The individual Refugee Status Determination (RSD) exercise for Burundian asylum-seekers in Tanzania is starting mid-June 2017 in Nduta Camp, Kibondo District

Overcrowding at Lusenda Camp in the DRC has resulted in 1,757 refugees waiting for transfer in transit centers, with 1,017 refugees residing outside host structures.

A total of 537 Burundian refugee arrivals have been registered in Rwanda in May. During the month, the average number of new arrivals was 17 individuals per day.

Operational Context

23 Jun 2017 description

Regional mixed migration summary for May 2017 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Puntland, Somalia, Somaliland and Yemen.

Terminology: Throughout this report the term migrant/refugee is used to cover all those involved in the mixed migration flows (including asylum seekers, trafficked persons, smuggled economic migrants, refugees). If the caseload mentioned refers only to refugees or asylum seekers or trafficked persons it will be clearly stated.

23 Jun 2017 description

Key messages

  • Since 1 July 2016, Uganda faces the world fastest growing refugee crisis with continuous and unprecedented influx of refugees from South Sudan. By June 2017, the total number of refugees from South Sudan alone was over 950 000.
    An overwhelming majority (more than 86%) of the new arrivals are women and children.

23 Jun 2017 description

Key Figures

  • Refugee Population Planning Figure (by End 2017) 1,497,126

  • Expected New Influx in 2017 520,000

Requirements (in USD)

  • 960.17 Million Total

  • 673.19 Million South Sudan RRP

  • 215.33 Million DRC RRP

  • 71.64 Million Burundi RRP

23 Jun 2017 description

The requirements presented in this funding snapshot refer to the 2017 Revised Regional Refugee Response Plan covering the period January to December 2017

Funding level*

  • RRP requirements: $406,091,011
  • Funding received: $18,950,089
  • % funded: 5%

    *The funding level refers only to funding received against the inter-agency Refugee Response Plan 2017

23 Jun 2017 description
report World Vision

World Vision is urging the international community to do more to prevent a children’s humanitarian crisis by supporting Uganda as it responds to those fleeing fighting in South Sudan.

The call for action comes as the UN and Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni host the Uganda Solidarity Summit (22-23 June) as part of an effort to raise USD8 billion and give the hidden crisis more visibility.

23 Jun 2017 description
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Refugees and Nationals per District - Screenshot of the interactive content as of 23 Jun 2017.
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Refugee Influx Trend - Screenshot of the interactive content as of 23 Jun 2017.
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Refugee Settlements - Screenshot of the interactive content as of 23 Jun 2017.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Disclaimer

The Government of Uganda, Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Representation in Uganda disclaim any liability or responsibility arising from the use of the Uganda Refugees Operational Portal website or the Content of the Uganda Refugees Operational Portal website.

22 Jun 2017 description
report UN News Service

22 June 2017 – With Uganda hosting more than one million South Sudanese refugees “as sisters and brothers and sharing with them their land and everything they have,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today urged the international community to show solidarity with those that had fled their homes, as well as with the Ugandan Government and people.

22 Jun 2017 description

By: Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees | 21 June 2017
The New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants: Pathways for a Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework for Refugees in Africa

Madam Chairperson,

Director of Political Affairs,

22 Jun 2017 description

KENYA, SOMALIA, ETHIOPIA, SOUTH SUDAN, UGANDA REGIONAL WASH GROUP FEBRUARY 2017

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