- UNICEF Humanitarian Situation Report, 20 Feb 2015
- WFP Uganda | Brief Reporting period: 01 October – 31 December 2014
- FEWS NET Food Security Outlook - January to June 2015
Appeals & Funding
UNICEF and partners continue to support over 140,462 South Sudanese refugees of which 87 per cent are women and children in the districts of Arua, Adjumani and Kiryandongo.
UNICEF working with the Government of Uganda carried out an integrated nutrition screening through expanded programme on immunization outreach points and enrolled 2,254 children in refugee settlements into therapeutic feeding programs.
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.
Since late December 2013, Uganda has stretched its capacity to assist both host communities and approximately 130,000 new South Sudanese refugees in the remote West Nile sub-region, including women, child survivors of sexual violence, and separated and unaccompanied children in urgent need of protection. Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) rates of 19.6 per cent and Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) levels of 4.1 per cent1 can be found among the South Sudanese refugees in Arua, Adjumani and Kiryandongo districts.
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The 2013 Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy in Conflict-Affected Contexts (PBEA) programme Consolidated Annual Report draws from detailed reports prepared by UNICEF country and regional offices, as well as UNICEF section and partner reports.
BY NOEL MARIE ZAGRE AND GARY QUINCE
Eric Turyasingura chases after a ball made from plastic bags outside his home in the mountains of southern Uganda. Yelling “Arsenal with the ball! Arsenal with the ball!” in his mother tongue, Nkore, he jostles with his younger brothers for possession.
The total number of reported new admissions to the therapeutic feeding programme for the management of SAM stands at 54,573 children aged 0-59 months from January 2014 to date.
De nouvelles données recueillies au niveau mondial mettent en évidence la prévalence de la violence envers les enfants, déclare l’UNICEF
NEW YORK, 4 septembre 2014 – La plus importante collecte de données jamais effectuée sur la violence envers les enfants révèle l’ampleur stupéfiante des sévices physiques, sexuels et psychologiques qu’ils subissent et met en évidence les attitudes qui perpétuent et justifient cette violence, véritablement « cachée sous nos yeux » dans chaque pays et communauté du monde.
This report has a simple and urgent goal: to connect decision-makers and relevant actors with strategies that prevent and respond to violence in the lives of children.
Since December 2013, the escalation of armed conflict in South Sudan has resulted in the death of thousands and displacement of more than 1.1 million people. As of late July 2014, at least 431,045 South Sudanese had fled the conflict and sought asylum in neighboring countries; this number is expected to increase to 715,000 refugees by the end of 2014, according to UNHCR planning for most likely scenario (as of July). To date, only 25% of the US$ 67.3 million that UNICEF requires to meet humanitarian needs of refugees in neighboring countries has been received
As of 31 July, 2014, the escalation of armed conflict in South Sudan, which began in December 2013, has resulted in the death of thousands, the displacement within the country of more than 1.1 million people, and the cross-border displacement of an additional 431,045 people who have fled to the neighbouring countries of Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, and Uganda. 3 The number of new South Sudanese refugees is expected to almost double by year end.
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.
· As of 9 June 2014, a total of 1,545 cholera cases including 37 deaths have been reported across the country. The outbreak has spread outside Juba with several suspected cases reported in other towns, namely Yei and Kajo Keji in Central Equatoria State. The case fatality rate remains above the emergency threshold at 2.4% (the emergency threshold is 1%). Four cases from Tomping and 3 cases from UN House PoCs have tested positive for cholera so far.
· Since the 15th of December, fighting in South Sudan has displaced around 900,000 people within South Sudan (OCHA, April 17), and led to the outflow of asylum seekers into neighbouring countries. Uganda has received a large number of them, registering more than 110,000 South Sudanese refugees between December and the beginning of June. Uganda has a long history of receiving and hosting asylum seekers from South Sudan. For those fleeing the latest outbreak of violence, the Government of Uganda (GoU) is offering refugee status on a prima facia basis.
The cholera outbreak declared on 15 May by the Ministry of Health has evolved into an increased caseload. Overall, a cumulative of 1,286 cholera cases including 29 deaths have been reported in Juba since the onset of the outbreak.
The cholera outbreak declared on 15 May by the Ministry of Health has evolved very fast with increasing caseload. Overall, a cumulative of 800 cholera cases including 27 deaths have been reported in Juba since the onset of the outbreak.
Additional suspected cases have been reported in other parts of the country, mainly in Twic East County, Jongeli and Kaka, Upper Nile. Also, new suspected cases have been reported in the Tonging and Juba 3 POCs, and in Mingkaman IDP camp.
The cholera outbreak declared on 15 May by the Ministry of Health has evolved rapidly with an increasing caseload. Overall, a cumulative of 266 cholera cases including 13 deaths have been reported in Juba since the onset of the outbreak. Additional suspected cases have been reported in other parts of the country, mainly in Twic East County, Jonglei and Kaka, Upper Nile.