- WFP Uganda | Brief Reporting period: 01 October – 31 December 2014
- FEWS NET Food Security Outlook - January to June 2015
- Uganda UNHCR Operational Update for the South Sudanese Emergency (14-20 Jan 2015)
Appeals & Funding
A total of 143,806 South Sudanese refugees have been assisted in Uganda since the influx began in mid-December 2013, including 90,3431 in Adjumani, 12,728 in Arua, 33,229 in Kiryandongo and 7,506 in Kampala. There were 1,203 new arrivals during the reporting period.
“The volatile security environment is a direct illustration of the parties’ continued lack of political will,” the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Mr. Hervé Ladsous, told the Security Council on 24 February.
Child recruitment: Scores of children abducted last week in Upper Nile State are reportedly undergoing military training, UNICEF said on 24 February. 'Witnesses have said they are in a training camp,” near Wau Shilluk town (20 km northeast of Malakal), said John Budd, UNICEF communications officer for South Sudan.
Recognizing the challenges of food insecurity in certain areas in Uganda, WFP in consultation with the Government and partners developed a Country Strategy (2009–2014). The Strategy identifies three priority areas:
- Emergency humanitarian action
- Food and nutrition security
- Agriculture and market support
A second generation Country Strategy is being developed and will be available in December 2015.
WFP has been present in Uganda since 1963.
Summary: CHF 116,006 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) in delivering assistance to 999,068 children from 6 months to 15 years vulnerable to a measles outbreak.
The Ministry of Health (MoH) in Uganda confirmed an outbreak of measles in Kamwenge district on 9 August, 2013.
Summary: CHF 184,804 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 30 August, 2013 to support the Ugandan Red Cross national society (URCS) in delivering assistance to some 900,500 beneficiaries.
- UNHCR Representative, senior Government officials visit Unity State: On a 14-16 February visit to Pariang County, the UNHCR Representative and the Commissioner for Refugee Affairs, as well as other senior Government officials, agreed to allow the expansion of Ajuong Thok refugee camp to accommodate up to 40,000 people. The two sides also identified Pamyr (8 km southeast of Yida) as the next potential refugee camp for the Yida caseload. Pamyr, which has yet to be built, would be allowed to accommodate up to 20,000 refugees.
On 12 February, the High Court in South Sudan set 3 March 2015 as date to hear a legal suit in which the opposition wishes the 30 June elections declared null and void. Last month, 18 opposition political parties filed a case against the country’s National Elections Commission (NEC) seeking nullification of the polls arguing that the country still lacks a permanent constitution and has not yet conducted its census as constitutionally-mandated. The mandate of the current Government comes to an end on 9 July this year.
39 Child friendly space operational (emergency)
270 SGBV incidents reported across the 3 emergency locations in 2014
100% Newly arrived refugees registered 759,453 Health consultation in 2014 of which 39% were nationals
A total of 142,569 South Sudanese refugees have been assisted in Uganda since the influx began in mid-December 2013, including 89,6811 in Adjumani, 12,726 in Arua, 32,672 in Kiryandongo and 7,490 in Kampala. There were 839 new arrivals during the reporting period.
520 refugees have so far been transferred to the new refugee site of Maaji (since 4 February when it was opened) in two convoys. The next relocation is scheduled for 12 February.
During the reporting week, more people have been arriving in Yida, mainly from Umdoreen, Heban and Delami counties in South Khordofan. They say they fled mainly because of aerial bombardment, fighting and lack of food.
The population of nearby Ajoung Thok (AT) has reached 18,200 individuals. Its capacity is 24,000 people. AT could reach full capacity by early-mid June 2015 if the current rate of arrivals (roughly 700 per week) continues.
Le profil humanitaire du Nord-Kivu se veut être un outil de mobilisation de ressources et de préparation aux urgences mis à jour trimestriellement pour informer la communauté humanitaire sur les principaux enjeux humanitaires de la province.
The number of new refugee arrivals from South Kordofan registered since 23rd December 2014 has reached 2,698. This number includes 622 individuals registered within the reporting week.
Relocation of refugees to Ajoung Thok is ongoing, with a total of 3,243 relocated from Yida in December 2014, including 796 refugees relocated during this week.
General Food Distribution (GFD) has not been completed in Yida due to the shortage of cereals. A total of 9,000 refugees are still awaiting their food rations.
A total of 139,276 South Sudanese refugees have been assisted in Uganda since the influx began in mid-December 2013, including 88,066 in Adjumani, 12,503 in Arua, 31,369 in Kiryandongo and 7,338 in Kampala.
There were 1,027 new arrivals during the reporting period.
The Government of Uganda mass polio vaccination campaign for under-fives began on 17th January across all settlements and refugee hosting areas.
A total of 137,992 South Sudanese refugees have been assisted in Uganda since the influx began in mid-December 2013, including 87,492 in Adjumani, 12,450 in Arua, 30,755 in Kiryandongo and 7,295 in Kampala.