- 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
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According to Government of Uganda’s Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) reports, a total of 15,139 refugees have arrived in Uganda since November 2014 and 50 per cent of them are children under the age of 18 years. The period 16th to 22nd October, 2015 saw the entry of a total of 39 new refugees up from the previous week’s 19 although still much lower than the 147 individuals who came in the previous fortnight.
· As of 13th October, UNICEF and partners have supported over 169,620 South Sudanese in Uganda since the influx began in mid-December 2013, including 103,583 in Adjumani, 17,820 in Arua, 40,456 in Kiryandongo, 144 in Kyangwali, 42 in Nakivale and 7,575 in Kampala.
KAMPALA, 12 October 2015 – The Government of Uganda in collaboration with the UN in Uganda and other partners will today mark this year’s International Day of the Girl Child (IDGC) with the launch of the ‘National Campaign on Adolescent Girls.’’ The campaign is aimed at highlighting the importance of investing more in the adolescent girl-child.
According to Government of Uganda’s Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) reports, a total of 14,464 refugees have arrived in Uganda since November 2014 and 50% of them are children under the age of 18 years. The period of September 18-24, 2015 saw a total of 74 new refugees up from the last week’s 27 with a daily new arrival of 11 individuals.
NEW YORK, 28 September 2015 - An estimated 500,000 newborn lives have been saved and 100 million women and their newborns protected from the deadly disease, maternal and newborn tetanus, thanks to a ten-year long partnership between Pampers® and UNICEF that helped achieve this milestone.
The partners marked the tenth anniversary of their work today by celebrating the contributions of their joint effort that has helped in the elimination of maternal and newborn tetanus in 17 countries, with the success of the ‘1 Pack = 1 Vaccine’ initiative.
As of 31st August, UNICEF and partners have supported over 162,845 South Sudanese in Uganda since the influx began in mid-December 2013, including 99,517 in Adjumani, 16,692 in Arua, 39,054 in Kiryandongo and 7,445 in Kampala.
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.
The Government of Uganda’s Office of the Prime Minister reports indicate a reduction of daily new arrivals of Burundian refugees to less than fifty per day. A total of 13,390 refugees have arrived in Uganda since November 2014 and the majority are settled in Nakivale camp.
Although Nakivale camp is not new, it has many service gaps especially in WASH, Education and Child Protection systems
The current socio-political environment in Burundi remains highly volatile, exacerbated by the assassination of the former Chief of Intelligence on 2 August and the shooting the following day of leading human rights activist.
On 5August, a 17-year-old boy was shot dead, bringing the total death toll of children to nine since the start of the crisis in April
58 Children detained on charges of “involvement in armed groups” following fighting in Kayanza province (UNICEF, 28 July)
14 Children sentenced to 2 years’ imprisonment on charges of “involvement in armed groups” (UNICEF, 28 July)
Over 177,000 Seeking asylum in neighbouring countries (UNHCR, 28 July)
1 New cholera case in Burundi since last reporting period, bringing the total to 181 confirmed cases (Ministry of Health, 28 July)
Case Study, UNICEF, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, 2015
Population-Based Survey on Peace and Education: Uganda Case Study, conducted by Harvard Humanitarian Initiative in partnership with UNICEF, assesses factors affecting resilience, social cohesion and security as elements of peacebuilding in Uganda, and the interaction of education with those factors.
The Situation Analysis provides comprehensive situation of children’s rights in Uganda today, including key bottlenecks in the delivery of basic services and actions required to improve children’s well-being.
KAMPALA, 09 July 2015 – The Government of Uganda today launched the Situation Analysis of Children in Uganda report highlighting the urgent need to sharpen investments in basic services to alleviate child poverty and achieve Vision 2040.
The Resilience Analysis Unit, led by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Children’s Fund, and the World Food Programme, carried out the present context analysis with the aim of better understanding resilience to food insecurity and malnutrition in Karamoja, Uganda.
The average arrival of Burundian refugees into Uganda is approximately 169 individuals. Refugee children are being hosted at Nakivale Refugee settlement Camp and in case the numbers increase they will be hosted in Oruchinga Camp.
UNICEF has provided the Children with therapeutic nutrition services to address malnutrition in addition to health supplies (Polio and measles doses, cold chain equipment) to expand services.
Theme of the Day of the African Child 2015: “25 Years after the Adoption of the African Children’s Charter: Accelerating our Collective Efforts to End Child Marriage in Africa”
KAYUNGA, 16 June 2015 – The Government of Uganda has today launched its first ever National Strategy to end Child Marriage and Teenage Pregnancy as the country joins the rest of Africa to celebrate the Day of the African Child (DAC).
Current trends suggest increased inflows of Burundian refugees into Uganda with an average arrival of approximately 150 households or 350 individuals within the last few days.
Uganda’s Burundi Refugees Response Plan was presented by David Apollo Kazungu, Commissioner, Department of Refugees, Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) on the 26th of May.
· UNICEF and partners support over 148,350 South Sudanese refugees of which 88 per cent are women and children.
· The UNICEF/UNHCR/WFP report on the food security and nutrition situation showed a global acute malnutrition (GAM) rate of 20.3 per cent and severe acute malnutrition (SAM) rate of 4.6 per cent among the South Sudan refugees.
· A total of 18,309 children (10,682 boys and 7,627 boys) children have been registered at 34 Child friendly spaces.