- FEWS NET Uganda: Key Message Update, Nov 2016
- UNHCR Uganda: Emergency Update on the South Sudan Refugee Situation - Inter-Agency Weekly | 23-29 Nov 2016
- ECHO Factsheet - Uganda - 21 Nov 2016
Appeals & Funding
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
- UNHCR: Revised South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan (Jan-Dec 2016)
Insecurity increases population displacement, humanitarian needs in Greater Equatoria, Unity
Relief actors continue cholera response efforts across South Sudan
Ongoing conflict increases number of South Sudanese refugees
PEOPLE IN NEED IN 2016: 6.1M
PEOPLE TARGETED IN 2016: 5.1M
PEOPLE REACHED IN Q1 2016: 2.89 M
In the second quarter of 2016, the humanitarian situation in South Sudan remained critical, with the onset of the lean season, fighting and displacement in new locations, the spread of measles and the beginning of a cholera outbreak in June.
INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN
260,453 Refugees in South Sudan
1,8 M IDPs in South Sudan, including 204,370 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians site
US $276 million Funding requested for comprehensive needs in 2016
US $132 million Funding requested for priority needs in 2016
OUTSIDE SOUTH SUDAN
As of end of August 2016, nearly 2.5 million people had fled their homes in South Sudan since fighting broke out in December 2013, with over 1.6 million displaced people inside the country and 882,200 who had fled as refugees to neighbouring countries. There were about 196,960 people sheltering in Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites in United Nations bases.
Summary of major updates to the emergency appeal:
This update provides a brief overview on Ugandan Red Cross Society’s (URCS) actions to date through support from the IFRC and partners support. The appeal coverage is currently 228,837 Swiss francs, which is 33% of the total amount required for this operation. This support has been provided through the Netherlands Red Cross, Swedish Red Cross, British Red Cross, Japanese Red Cross and in kind support from Canadian and Danish Red Cross through delegate technical assistance.
INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN
Refugees in South Sudan
IDPs in South Sudan, including 202,019 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians site
US $276 million
Funding requested for comprehensive needs in 2016
US $128 million
Funding requested for priority needs in 2016
OUTSIDE SOUTH SUDAN
• Since the escalation of South Sudanese refugees fleeing into Uganda in July 2016, a total of 8,165 children (4,122 boys and 4,043 girls) have been registered for integrated early childhood development learning (IECD) in Bidibidi, Pagirinya, Kiryandongo, and Rhino Camp settlements in Yumbe, Adjumani, Kiryandongo and Arua refugee districts respectively.
• 3,059 separated and unaccompanied children (1,766 boys and 1,293 girls) were registered for reunification and foster care between July and 31 October 2016.
A total of __USD 643 million__* requested for the period January ‐ December 2016, including:
- USD 5.3 million for **CAR**
- USD 6.3 million for the **DRC**
- USD 113.8 million for **Ethiopia**
- USD 31.8 million for **Kenya**
- USD 275.7 million for **South Sudan**
- USD 64.6 million for **Sudan**
- USD 139 million for **Uganda**
*This total includes regional activities and support costs (7%)
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.
Fighting displaces populations and exacerbates humanitarian needs in Greater Equatoria, Unity
UN expresses concern regarding ethnic-based threats
WFP delivers emergency food assistance to 1.9 million people in September
5,177 people fled to Uganda from South Sudan on the 24th and 25th October.
The population of Bidibidi settlement in Yumbe District increased by 2,254 and now stands at 166,152 refugees.
This report has been developed collectively with humanitarian partners in the region to inform preparedness and advocacy efforts to mitigate and manage humanitarian risk in the Horn of Africa and Great Lakes region. It presents a four-month trend analysis from June to September 2016 and a humanitarian outlook from October to December 2016. It is the fifth report in the series and updates the previous scenario report which was published in April 2016.
6,569 people fled to Uganda from South Sudan between 21st and 23rd October. In October, an average of 2,376 new arrivals have fled to Uganda every day. Refugees are increasingly using informal border points to cross in to Uganda.
Bidibidi settlement, which was opened around two and a half months ago, is already one of the largest refugee-hosting areas in the world, and is home to 163,898 South Sudanese refugees following the relocation of 5,240 new arrivals from different border points.
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.