- Uganda: Emergency Update on the South Sudan Refugee Situation Inter-Agency Daily #42 | 20th – 21st September 2016
- UNICEF Uganda – South Sudanese Refugee Crisis Situation Report, 20-26 August 2016
- FEWSNET Uganda Food Security Outlook Update Jun 2016
Appeals & Funding
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
- UNHCR: Revised South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan (Jan-Dec 2016)
- 1.61 million internally displaced people (OCHA est.)
- 1,009,854 South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR est.)
- 169,418 people seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS est.)
- 4.8 million people in emergency or crisis level food insecurity (IPC, May - July 2016)
- UNHAS cargo deliveries have exceeded pre-July crisis levels as agencies continue to scale up assistance to meet increased humanitarian needs.
- Average number of South Sudanese arriving per day in Uganda exceeds 3,000.
- Inflation levels …
Following a brief period of suppressed rainfall, Guatemala registers heavy precipitation during the last week
Africa Weather Hazards
Prolonged heavy rainfall during the season throughout the Niger River basin has triggered flooding and inundation along the Niger River in Mali, Niger, and Nigeria. Inundation is also expected to be greater than it has been for many years through the inner Niger delta.
• 7,500 women and children will benefit from 15 boreholes drilled out of the planned 20 boreholes in Bidibidi settlement, Yumbe district.
• 3,465 caregivers of vulnerable children aged 0-23 months are accessing infant and young child feeding (IYCF) counselling in the refugee hosting districts.
• 20,296 and 40,192 children have been immunized against polio and measles respectively.
5,691 people fled to Uganda from South Sudan on the 21st and 22nd September. The average rate of new arrivals from South Sudan for September is 3,063 per day, compared to 1,594 and 1,727 per day in August and July respectively.
by Kagondu Njagi
Could growing cassava and sweet potato help Somali families become more resilient to drought?
SELELE, Uganda, Sept 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Amina Shale, a Somali farmer, says worsening droughts and ever more unpredictable weather are making getting a crop ever harder.
"It can take a whole year before the rains come," she complained. "Growing crops like tomatoes is very tiring because I have to water them at least twice a day."
The figures for forced migration are staggering and unprecedented. And yet the movement of people is a symptom of a crisis, not the cause. Until there is a global reduction in violence and conflict, the problem will continue to get worse.
By: William Spindler
The number of people fleeing violence, threats, extrajudicial killings, abduction, torture and persecution in Burundi has passed the 300,000 mark some 18 months after the political crisis in the central African nation erupted in April last year.
Conflict in and around Yei has forced thousands from their homes.
The number of South Sudanese seeking refuge in neighbouring countries has surpassed 1 million.
About 1.3 million people will benefit from aid through humanitarian fund allocation of $30 million.
Assistance outside Wau remains limited due to continued access constraints and insecurity.
Yei fighting: thousands more displaced
USAID Administrator Smith announces nearly $133 million in additional humanitarian funding for South Sudan
Clashes in Greater Equatoria region prompt population displacement
WFP delivers food assistance to 2.5 million people in August
Office of the Spokesperson
September 22, 2016
Nearly 7 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection in South Sudan and neighboring countries. Since the beginning of the conflict in December 2013, CERF has allocated a total of $203 million.
With CERF support, UN agencies and partners have delivered $88 million worth of live-saving assistance in South Sudan and $115 million to South Sudanese refugees in neighboring countries.
Goma, DR Congo | AFP | Thursday 9/22/2016 - 12:08 GMT
Seven people were killed overnight in an attack in eastern DR Congo blamed on Ugandan rebel group the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), the army said Thursday.
"The ADF killed seven people and burned down houses" in Kasinga in the Beni region, army spokesman Mak Hazukay told AFP, adding that fighting between soldiers and the rebels was ongoing.
Local official Gilbert Kambale said 15 houses had been set on fire and five people were reported missing.
Goma, RD Congo | AFP | jeudi 22/09/2016 - 11:40 GMT |
Sept civils ont été tués dans la nuit de mercredi à jeudi dans une attaque attribuée aux rebelles ougandais des Forces démocratiques alliées (ADF) dans la région de Beni, dans l'est de la République démocratique du Congo, a-t-on appris auprès de l'armée.
"Les ADF ont tué sept personnes et brûlé des maisons" à Kasinga, un quartier périphérique de Beni, a déclaré à l'AFP le lieutenant Mak Hazukay, porte-parole de l'armée dans cette région de la province du Nord-Kivu.
FCA delivered food aid to thousands of people around South Sudan’s capital Juba. The security situation in the country is dire, and neighbouring Uganda struggles with massive amounts of refugees.
A shortage of food afflicts South Sudan’s capital Juba. Many stores are closed and markets destroyed.
Shopkeepers have quit their jobs because their supplies have been stolen. For what’s left prices have skyrocketed, says Marie Makweri, FCA’s peace coordinator in South Sudan.
written by: Arden Jobling-Hey
This year, in recognition of International Peace Day, we celebrate the theme Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace. When we speak about building blocks, it’s hard not to immediately think about children. Specifically, the millions of refugee children around the world currently displaced by war in places like Jordan, the Democratic Republic of Congo or South Sudan.