- UNICEF Uganda Yellow Fever Outbreak Update, 6 June 2016
- FEWSNET Uganda Key Message Update, May 2016
- UNHCR Uganda - Update on the Burundi Refugee Response, 13-19 May, 2016
Appeals & Funding
Situation in numbers
1.69 million People internally displaced since 15 December 2013
(OCHA, Humanitarian Snapshot 5 May 2016)
907,447* Estimated internally displaced children under 18 years
Outside South Sudan
725,876 Estimated new South Sudanese refugees in neighbouring countries since 15 December 2013
(UNHCR, Regional Refugee Information Portal, dated 15 June 2016)
Go Back to School (GBS) campaigns have started in the eight sub counties of Arua and seven sub counties of Adjumani in preparation for second term which starts early June 2016.
UNICEF supported the installation of six solar suitcases in six health facilities in transit as well as refugee settlements in Isingiro district to provide sufficient lighting in the operation theatre, delivery rooms and maternity wards.
A Yellow Fever (YF) outbreak was confirmed in Uganda on 8 April 2016.
A total of 60 suspected YF cases were reported between April and June, with 7 cases testing positive in three districts (5 in Masaka, 1 in Kalangala and 1 in Rukungiri).
The Ministry of Health-led National Task Force immediately formed a response team that targeted early detection through surveillance, social mobilization, effective case management, a mass immunization campaign and coordination.
KAMPALA, 9 May 2016 –Uganda has received 714,579 doses of yellow fever vaccine, worth 643,765 US dollars (over shs 2 billion), for an emergency reactive mass vaccination campaign in Masaka and Rukungiri districts.
Since January 2016, Uganda has been experiencing a yellow fever outbreak in Masaka and Rukungiri districts, with 30 suspected cases and 11 deaths. The last reported yellow fever outbreak in Uganda was in 2010 that affected five districts in the northern part of the country.
JOINT PRESS RELEASE
KAMPALA, 27 April, 2016 – The Government of Uganda and UNICEF have today launched a child-friendly justice handbook to guide prosecutors and other actors in the criminal justice system, in handling child-related cases in a child-friendly and gender responsive manner.
22,376 refugee children in Nakivale and Oruchinga settlements were reached through the UNICEF, District Local Government and Ministry of Health supported vaccination campaigns.
1,645 ECD going children have benefited from the construction of 12 ECD classroom blocks, with support from UNICEF in Nakivale, the Burundi hosting refugee settlement.
KAMPALA, 09 March 2016 - The Korean International Cooperation Agency and UNICEF in Uganda have today handed over three ambulances to the districts of Amudat, Kotido and Napak to enable pregnant women access life-saving services or health facilities quickly.
As of 28th January, 2016, UNICEF and partners have supported over 180,585 Sudanese in Uganda since the influx began in mid-December 2013. The majority of South Sudan Refugees are hosted in Adjumani, Arua, Kiryandongo and Kampala with an arrival trend of 50 individuals per day in the first three days of January 2016 then shot up peaking on January 7-8 with over 700 daily arrivals.
In December 2015, UNICEF supported the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), Department of Disaster Preparedness and Management and Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) to conduct a multi sectoral rapid assessment (Health, Education, WASH and child protection) in 25 high risk districts to ascertain the actual number of people at risk and their immediate needs and capacities, in order to inform response efforts.
According to Government of Uganda’s Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) reports, a total of 20,136 refugees have been received in Uganda since November 2014 and 47 per cent of them are children under the age of years. The period 14th – 24 th January 2016 saw the entry of a total of 601 new Burundian refugees compared to 390 refugees in the last week of January 8-13,and 151 in the previous week January 1st -7 th before that showing an increase in trends.
FAO, UNICEF and WFP launch joint resilience strategy to improve well-being of Karimojong
KAMPALA – Three United Nations agencies in Uganda are implementing a new multi-year resilience strategy to help transform the lives of vulnerable people in the Karamoja region of North Eastern Uganda.
Total affected population: 280,000
Total affected children (under 18): 151,200
Total people to be reached in 2016: 165,120
Total children to be reached in 2016: 104,500
2016 programme targets
Total affected population: 900,000
Total affected children (under 18): 500,000
Total people to be reached in 2016: 350,000
Total children to be reached in 2016: 269,000
2016 programme targets
• 12,000 children under 5 years with SAM admitted to treatment programmes
• 100,000 children aged 6 to 59 months received vitamin A supplementation
Regional Office 2016 Requirements: US$5,591,000
According to reports from the Government of Uganda’s Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), a total of 17,645 refugees have been received in Uganda since November 2014 and 49 per cent of them are children under the age of 18 years. The period 18th to 24th December, 2015 saw the entry of 464 new refugees.
Situation in Numbers
Refugees & Asylum Seekers in Uganda
112,741 of South Sudanese children affected (OPM December 16, 2015)
173,447 of affected South Sudanese people (OPM December 16, 2015)
149,164 of affected South Sudanese women & children (OPM December 16, 2015)
511,867 of refugees and asylum seekers in Uganda (OPM December 16, 2015)
UNICEF Appeal 2015
KAMPALA, 07 December, 2015 – The UK Government through its international development agency, The Department for International Development (DFID), has provided one million pounds (about five billion Uganda Shillings) to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to support its emergency preparedness and response to children affected by the ongoing El Nino in Uganda.
This collection of case studies offers a snapshot of recent or ongoing initiatives to protect children from the danger of climate change around the world. They highlight the increasing threats that children face as a result of climate change, including emergencies resulting from climate-related disasters, and Unicef’s work to increase communities’ resilience and safeguard children’s rights in these contexts.
Nearly half of the 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 levels have deteriorated to the highest levels since 2010.