- The Situation Analysis of Children in Uganda Report
- WFP Situation Report #5: Burundi Refugee Influx (24 June 2015)
- FEWS NET Food Security Outlook April to September 2015
Appeals & Funding
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.
KAMPALA, 07 May 2015 – Students from Makerere, Aalto and Helsinki Universities are developing innovations jointly with school children to address Water, sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) challenges in select schools in the Acholi sub-region of Northern Uganda, under the UniWASH project.
KAMPALA, 25 April 2015 – April 25th was World/Africa Malaria Day. Malaria remains the second killer disease among children under five, claiming 42 children daily and 1,095 annually according to the Uganda Demographic Health Survey 2011. As Uganda joined the rest of the world to commemorate the day, the Government and partners called for more investments towards the reduction of malaria deaths especially among children and women who are more vulnerable.
UNICEF and partners support over 144,455 South Sudanese refugees of which 87 per cent are women and children including 12,793 in Arua, 33,381 in Kiryandongo, 91,743 in Adjumani and 7,538 in Kampala.
A Polio house to house immunisation campaign was carried out amongst the refugees and host communities. According to the U-report Poll, 82% of respondents indicated that Polio vaccinators came to their home to vaccinate all the children under five years.
KAMPALA, 13th April 2015- The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) has provided an additional 1 Million Euros contribution to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to support the agency’s 2015 emergency response to South Sudanese refugees in Uganda.
UNICEF will support four main interventions in the districts of Adjumani, Arua, Koboko, Yumbe and Kiryandogo in northern Uganda.
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.
New study on child poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa
Two thirds of children in sub-Saharan Africa experience multiple deprivations
New UNICEF study provides extensive new data and analysis of multidimensional child poverty
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.