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02 Nov 2016 description

Introduction

The civil unrest in Burundi has led to an outflow of over 210,000 refugees (as of 31 October 2015) to neighbouring countries of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Tanzania, and as far away as Uganda and Zambia. It started in Bujumbura in April 2015, with a peak in June, ahead of the contested Presidential election that took place on 21 July 2015. Since then, a tense political crisis and a climate of fear and intimidation have spread throughout the country.

24 Oct 2016 description
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Highlights

  • Uganda is host to over 665,040 refugees and asylum seekers originating mainly from South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Somalia and Rwanda.

  • Over 153,000 children have received deworming and Vitamin A supplementation in the refugee districts of Arua, Adjumani, Kiryandongo, Yumbe, Koboko, Isingiro and Kyegeggwa since July 2016.

  • Since July, over 40,600 children have been screened for malnutrition in 5 refugee districts with 559 children found to be severe acutely malnourished.

10 Aug 2016 description
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INTRODUCTION

Every child has the right to a fair chance in life. Leaving no child behind is both a moral imperative and a strategic priority for the development of inclusive, sustainable and stable societies everywhere. In 2015, UNICEF worked with partners around the world to make that fair chance a reality.

09 Aug 2016 description
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By Caroline Utz

UNICEF and partners are a step closer to building peace, Eran Nagan, of the Government of the Netherlands said at a high-level event on education and peacebuilding in New York.

12 Jul 2016 description
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Highlights

  • 51 Water User Committees were formed in Maaji, Ayilo II, Olua I & II and Oliji settlements to improve operation & maintenance of water points serving a total of 27,387 people, mostly refugees from South Sudan in June, 2016.

  • Over 5,200 children were immunized against Polio and Measles in Rhino Camp Refugee settlement, Arua District in June 2016.

29 Jun 2016 description

More than a third of the population in urgent need of food, agriculture and nutrition assistance amid risk of catastrophe in some parts of the country

Joint FAO-UNICEF-WFP News Release

29 June 2016, Juba - Up to 4.8 million people in South Sudan - well over one-third of the population - will be facing severe food shortages over the coming months, and the risk of a hunger catastrophe continues to threaten parts of the country, three UN agencies warned today.

08 Jun 2016 description
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Highlights

  • 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.

18 Apr 2016 description
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Highlights

  • 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.

13 Feb 2016 description
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Highlights

  • 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.

13 Feb 2016 description
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Highlights

  • 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.

27 Jan 2016 description
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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

23 Jan 2016 description
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Highlights

  • 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.

31 Dec 2015 description
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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

31 Dec 2015 description

Introduction

The civil unrest in Burundi has led to an outflow of over 210,000 refugees (as of 31 October 2015) to neighbouring countries of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Tanzania, and as far away as Uganda and Zambia. It started in Bujumbura in April 2015, with a peak in June, ahead of the contested Presidential election that took place on 21 July 2015. Since then, a tense political crisis and a climate of fear and intimidation have spread throughout the country.

01 Dec 2015 description
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Highlights

  • According to Government of Uganda’s Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) reports, a total of 16,266 refugees have arrived in Uganda since November 2014 and 49 per cent of them are children under the age of 18 years. For the period 12th to 19th November, 2015 saw the entry of a total of 278 new refugees higher than the previous week’s 179 new arrivals

01 Nov 2015 description
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Highlights

  • 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.

06 Oct 2015 description
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Highlights

  • 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.

29 Sep 2015 description
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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.

12 Aug 2015 description
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Highlights

  • 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