- UNHCR Emergency Update on the South Sudan Refugee Situation Inter-Agency Update #52 | 22nd – 24th October 2016
- WFP Uganda Country Brief, September 2016
- FEWSNET Uganda: Key Message Update, September 2016
Appeals & Funding
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
- UNHCR: Revised South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan (Jan-Dec 2016)
YOUR EXCELLENCY, AMBASSADOR CATHERINE MWANGI,
Chairperson of the Peace and Security Council for the month of October,
EXCELLENCIES, Members of the Peace and Security Council
Dr ADMORE KAMBUDZI, Head of the PSC Secretariat, and Acting Director for Peace and Security, Representing the Commissioner for Peace and Security
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, INVITED GUESTS,
Members of the Media
5,177 people fled to Uganda from South Sudan on the 24th and 25th October.
The population of Bidibidi settlement in Yumbe District increased by 2,254 and now stands at 166,152 refugees.
This report has been developed collectively with humanitarian partners in the region to inform preparedness and advocacy efforts to mitigate and manage humanitarian risk in the Horn of Africa and Great Lakes region. It presents a four-month trend analysis from June to September 2016 and a humanitarian outlook from October to December 2016. It is the fifth report in the series and updates the previous scenario report which was published in April 2016.
Although the El Niño weather event has passed its impact continues to be felt in the region: food insecurity doubled from 12 million in August 2015 to 23.4 million today. Humanitarian partners are targeting 1.25 million children under five for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) this year, of which nearly 83 per cent are from Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sudan and Somalia. Violence and rising food insecurity in South Sudan and Burundi have displaced nearly 290,000 people (205,541 refugees and 84,459 internally displaced) in the last 3 months alone.
What are the factors that help or inhibit sustainable livelihoods in refugee settings? – with a focus on Uganda
Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) forces abducted 94 civilians in 38 attacks in Quarter 3 2016 (Q3 2016), covering the months of July–September 2016. Q3 levels of abductions and attacks were significantly lower than those in Q1 and Q2. Within Q3, September was the most violent month of LRA activity, with nearly double the number of abductions (61) as July and August combined (33).
Reforesting Africa's highest mountain could halt severe water shortages - UN Environment
- Rivers begin to dry up as the loss of Mt Kilimanjaro's forests triggers water crisis
- Climate change has destroyed 13,000 hectares of the mountain's forests since 1976 – equivalent to cutting off a year's supply of drinking water for 1 million people
- East Africa's glaciers expected to disappear within a few decades
19 October 2016 – Reforesting Africa's highest mountain could help protect vital water supplies that …
4,328 INTERVIEWS WERE CONDUCTED IN THE PERIOD FROM JUNE TO SEPTEMBER 2016 BY IOM IN THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA, GREECE, HUNGARY, SERBIA, AND ITALY
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6,569 people fled to Uganda from South Sudan between 21st and 23rd October. In October, an average of 2,376 new arrivals have fled to Uganda every day. Refugees are increasingly using informal border points to cross in to Uganda.
Bidibidi settlement, which was opened around two and a half months ago, is already one of the largest refugee-hosting areas in the world, and is home to 163,898 South Sudanese refugees following the relocation of 5,240 new arrivals from different border points.
Uganda is host to over 665,040 refugees and asylum seekers originating mainly from South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Somalia and Rwanda.
Over 153,000 children have received deworming and Vitamin A supplementation in the refugee districts of Arua, Adjumani, Kiryandongo, Yumbe, Koboko, Isingiro and Kyegeggwa since July 2016.
Since July, over 40,600 children have been screened for malnutrition in 5 refugee districts with 559 children found to be severe acutely malnourished.
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.