- UNHCR Uganda Factsheet (June 2017)
- UNDP: Uganda’s contribution to Refugee Protection and Management
- ACAPS Briefing Note – Uganda: Influx of South Sudanese refugees straining resources, 28 June 2017
Appeals & Funding
- Uganda: 2017 Refugee Humanitarian Needs Overview - South Sudan, Burundi and DRC Refugee Response Plans
- 2017 South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan Revised (May 2017)
- Horn of Africa cross-border drought action plan 2017: Required response to safeguard livestock-based livelihoods in cross-border areas of Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda, March – June 2017
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017
The Kite Runner author and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Khaled Hosseini talks to refugees fleeing war-torn South Sudan.
Looking over the shoulder of Gladys, a young South Sudanese refugee flicking through a frayed album of old family photos, my mind flashes back to my own younger self. In 1983 I was in high school. I was responsible for my grades, for keeping my old Dodge running and helping clean the room I shared with my brothers. My great aspiration was to see Bruce Springsteen live one day.
1. Background and Context
South Sudan is experiencing a complex political, economic and security crisis. Three years after the emergence of civil conflict in December 2013, population displacement trends remain dynamic in a context of violence, rising food insecurity, and economic and political instability.
The Palorinya and Bidibidi refugee settlements are located in Moyo and Yumbe districts, in the West Nile region of Uganda, respectively. Uganda is currently facing the growing refugee crisis in the world, with more than 2,000 new arrivals per day. This influx is likely to continue, resulting in limited access to resources, combined with increased tensions between refugees and host communities.
Uganda, the country with the world’s fastest growing refugee burden, is failing to secure the help it needs to care for those forced across the border from South Sudan by war and hunger.
Close to one million South Sudanese refugees, 86 percent of them women and children, have settled in northern Uganda as a result of the crisis. On average, 2,000 people arrive each day.
What are the strengths and weaknesses of migration programming that has taken place / is underway in north and sub-Saharan Africa? Specifically, in areas such as livelihoods support, protection of migrants, border security and support for resettlement and voluntary return?
• Since the beginning of January 2017, the number of malaria cases has reached over 4.2 million people (with 1,891 deaths); UNICEF contributed to the National Malaria Response Plan with the provision of malaria drugs and diagnostic kits, and community mobilisation activities for an amount of about US$ 3.6 million.
9,437 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Uganda between the 5 th and 18th of July at an average daily rate of 674. The number of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda now stands at 990,761 and is expected to reach one million within the next few weeks if current arrival rate continues.
Understanding labour migration in the East African Community
Kerry A. Millington and Mina Bhardwaj
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
South Sudan: Sexual violence ‘on a massive scale’ leaves thousands in mental distress amid raging conflict
Thousands of South Sudanese women and girls, and some men, who have been raped in ethnically-charged sexual attacks in the ongoing conflict are battling mental distress and stigma with nowhere to turn for help, Amnesty International revealed in a new report out today.
1,951,514 Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 30 June (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload)
520,399 South Sudanese refugee arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 30 June
274,920 Refugees in South Sudan and 2 million IDPs as of 30 June
63% of the South Sudanese refugee population are children (under the age of 18 years old)
ACORD in Uganda works in partnership with the poor and the marginalised to change conditions undermining social justice through participatory people-centred practical work, research and advocacy. To this end ACORD is implementing programmes focusing on resilient livelihoods, rights and responsibilities promotion, and peace building and conflict resolution. ACORD also provide life-saving support to Burundian, Congolese, and South Sudanese refugees in Uganda.