- UNHCR Uganda - Update on the Burundi Refugee Response, 12-19 November, 2015
- ACT Alliance Appeal - Uganda: Adjumani Refugees Initiative for Self-reliance & Empowerment (ARISE Project) – UGA151, Revision 1
- Uganda Malaria Indicator Survey 2014-2015
Appeals & Funding
Since 1995, the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) and its partners have been implementing and scaling up malaria interventions in all parts of the country. To determine the progress made in malaria control and prevention in Uganda, the Uganda Malaria Indicator Survey (UMIS) was implemented in 2009 and again in 2014-15 to provide data on key malaria indicators including mosquito net ownership and use, as well as prompt treatment using ACT
The August 2015 FSNWG update reports indicate that approximately 19.2 million people in the Greater Horn of Africa are facing crisis and emergency food insecurity and are in urgent need of assistance.
This IPC food insecurity analysis on Karamoja district of Uganda, compiled from 22 to 26 June 2015, gives a snapshot in time of the current severity of the situation, regardless of the causes, context, or duration.
Nearly half of households are currently food insecure with either borderline or poor Food Consumption Score, mainly due to the lean season that has seen a decline in food stocks at household level and contributed to food price rises (therefore reducing economic ability to purchase food).
While food security status has marginally improved since June 2014, Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) levels have deteriorated and are at highest levels since 2010.
Key findings on food security
More than 75% of households in North/West Nile refugee settlements (Adjumani S. Sudan influx, Adjumani old caseload, Rhino camp and Koboko) were female headed while at least one in four households is female headed in South West (Kiryandongo, Kyaka II, Oruchinga, Nakivale, Kyangwali, and Rwamwanja). More than half of the household heads had never been to school of which proportionately more are female. Vulnerability to food insecurity is thus high among households.
La mission conjointe PAM/UNHCR conduite du 3 au 8 avril 2014 dans les 4 camps de réfugiés du Burundi, a mis en exergue le très haut degré de dépendance des réfugiés à l’assistance alimentaire, utilisée comme sources principales de consommation alimentaire et de revenu, par une vaste majorité. Cette situation semble identique à celle décrite par la précédente enquête JAM, conduite en 2010.
Twic East County is located in Jonglei State, which is the largest state in South Sudan. The county is composed of five Payams namely: Pakeer, Ajuong, Nyuak, Lith and Kongor with an estimated population of 111,935 people1 (before the outbreak of violence that led to population displacement).
Conflict Scans are designed to build upon deeper analysis of the broad ongoing trends, formulated through a thorough Conflict Assessment. Conflict Assessments before starting our programs in a specific area, Conflict Scans help us stay on track and adapt our strategy; they ensure that implementers and partners continue to do no harm and reduce tensions while responding to the root causes of conflict.
Report of a meeting
27–28 February 2014, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The Accelerating Nutrition Improvements in sub-Saharan Africa (ANI) project was launched in March 2013, supported by Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD). The project aims to:
• support 11 countries in sub-Saharan Africa1 to strengthen nutrition surveillance systems;
As has been found in previous food security assessments, there continues to be widespread household food insecurity across Karamoja. The low agricultural productivity across Karmoja is a well-documented fact.
The overall objective of this post-harvest assessment was to determine the level of crop and livestock production and output in Karamoja during the 2013 season and the resultant implications for the current and projected food security situation in the region in 2014.
Eunice Owiny and Yusra Nagujja
Une équipe OCHA a effectué une mission d’évaluation dans le Haut-Mbomou, ils ont discuté de mécanisme de coordination des actions humanitaires et civilo-militaire avec la RTF à Obo.
Les points saillants de la situation générale de la zone :
• Following improved security conditions, pastoralists have returned to the pre-protected kraal system seasonal grazing patterns, being free to carry-out traditional management practices inherent to the right to roam, with consequent better access to pasture and water.
• Despite a two-dekad dry spell in May-June, rainfall performance has been generally good along the season, with positive effects on grazing resources availability as confirmed by satellite-based data showing above long-term average vegetation growth across the region.
An interagency meeting held on 3rd Jan 2014 at Office of the Prime Minister recommended for an interagency mult-sectoral assessment mission to the influx areas. Because of the nature of the emergency, it was agreed that the team split into three. One team for Adjumani and Elegu transit another team for Arua/Koboko/Kiryandongo and another Team to Acholi sub region.
From the time the current violent conflict started in South Sudan, the Districts bordering South Sudan within Northern Uganda have been receiving refugees fleeing from the conflict in large numbers. The immediate concerns have been security implications for post-conflict northern Uganda and attendant humanitarian crisis. This report assessed the situation on the ground inside the Ugandan border and highlights the issues, figures, patterns and perceptions of refugees, asylum seekers, and key stakeholders.