- UNHCR Update on the Burundi Refugee Response, 18 - 24 September 2015
- Review of the Regional Framework for the Protection of South Sudanese Refugee Children in Uganda
- UNICEF Situation Report on Refugees from Burundi, 12 Aug 2015
Appeals & Funding
- On 29 September, South Sudan’s Vice-President, Mr. James Wani Igga, and the representative of the Former Detainees Group (FDG), Mr. Pagan Amum, attended the high-level meeting on South Sudan organized on the sidelines of 70th session of the General Assembly in New York (USA). President Salva Kiir joined the meeting via teleconference. All leaders issued statements committing to fully implement the peace agreement signed in August 2015.
Food stocks are stretched and WFP requires immediate contributions to meet the needs of vulnerable people in Burundi as well as new arrivals and existing refugees in the four countries. In Burundi, the number of feeding days for the 100,000 conflict affected beneficiaries have been reduced in the September food distributions and planned nutrition interventions have been delayed because of resource constraints.
CONTEXT — A NEW NORMAL
As of 31st August, UNICEF and partners have supported over 162,845 South Sudanese in Uganda since the influx began in mid-December 2013, including 99,517 in Adjumani, 16,692 in Arua, 39,054 in Kiryandongo and 7,445 in Kampala.
- The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon extended a formal invitation to President Salva Kiir and South Sudan opposition leader Riek Machar to attend a high-level meeting on the sidelines of the 70th session of the General Assembly on 29 September 2015. The meeting will be at Government and Heads of State level to galvanise support for the implementation of the peace process in South Sudan.
USAID/DRC FACT SHEET - COUNTER-LORD'S RESISTANCE ARMY (C-LRA) OVERVIEW
16,442 Identified unaccompanied minors
Households provided with cash grants since 1st January 2015
1,288,598 NFIs distributed since January
2,931 Shelters distributed since January
Snapshot 2–8 September 2015
Yemen: The health system in Taizz governorate is close to collapse. All public hospitals have closed, and the remaining health facilities are overwhelmed by severely injured people as well as a dengue outbreak. Access remains severely restricted across the country. Hudaydah port, the main entry point for humanitarian supplies in north and central Yemen, remains closed, and road transport from Aden port to northern governorates remains limited.
On 26 August, President Salva Kiir signed the compromise peace deal in presence of regional leaders in Juba. President Kiir called upon the international community to help South Sudan implement the agreement.
The cholera outbreak continued in Central Equatoria State (South Sudan).
Since the outbreak, 1,681 cholera cases including 46 deaths (CFR 2.74 per cent) have been reported.
Snapshot 25 August–1 September 2015
Papua New Guinea: 1.8 million people have been affected by prolonged dry spell and frost in the Highlands region; 1.3 million are reported to be most at risk. Crops have been destroyed, and several chools and health facilities have been closed due to water shortages. The affected population is reported to be resorting to less reliable sources of drinking water.
Likely El Niño event could cause mix of drought and flooding
Conflict and political tension driving food and nutrition insecurity
UN, AU warn of risks in Burundi
Number of people fleeing Yemen to the Horn of Africa continues to rise
AU holds WHS consultation in region
Scale-up of Somali refugee repatriation from Kenya foreseen
Despite renewed peace efforts, humanitarian situation in South Sudan continues to worsen
Summary of WFP assistance: Although food availability is not a major problem in Uganda, access and utilisation are inadequate in some parts. Stunting is high at 33 percent while underweight (14 percent) and wasting (5 percent) remain a concern. The Karamoja region is known for its chronic food insecurity, poor access to basic social services such as education and health, environmental degradation and recurrent droughts. A combination of these factors has undermined the capacity of households to meet their basic nutritional needs.
Since March 2015, socio-political tensions have been rising in Burundi ahead of various election processes. The Presidential elections, postponed several times and finally held on 21 July, were considered a critical milestone for the long-term peace and stability of the country. Although this election took place without major incidents, continuing tension between the Government and the opposition has marred the political landscape and polarized the limited political space.
The Government of Uganda’s Office of the Prime Minister reports indicate a reduction of daily new arrivals of Burundian refugees to less than fifty per day. A total of 13,390 refugees have arrived in Uganda since November 2014 and the majority are settled in Nakivale camp.
Although Nakivale camp is not new, it has many service gaps especially in WASH, Education and Child Protection systems
Kambioos is the newest of the five Dadaab camps. It was established in August 2011 and officially recognized by the Kenyan government in January 2013. The camp was originally planned for a population of 100,000 and can help reduce the population pressure in other camps. Relocation of people from the overcrowded outskirts of Hagadera has started and Kambioos has been receiving urban refugee from Nairobi.
Hagadera was established in 1992 and is the largest and third oldest camp in the Dadaab operation. The camp has one of the biggest markets in the region and a dynamic economy.
Established in 1991, Ifo is the oldest of the five refugee camps in Dadaab, currently accommodating refugees from ten countries. Due to the influx of new arrivals fleeing war and famine in Somalia in 2010/11, the neighbouring Ifo 2 camp was established in 2011 to decrease population pressure in Ifo.
Ifo 2 is one of the newest refugee camps in Dadaab. It was opened in July 2011, to decongest Ifo and Dagahaley camps. Ifo 2 is divided into two sub-camps, Ifo 2 East and Ifo 2 West, and demarcated into 18 sections comprising of four to nine blocks each.
Dagahaley camp was established in March 1992. For 14 years, the camp had a population of about 30,000. Between 2006 and 2011 new arrivals settled spontaneously in the outskirts of the camp. In 2011, most of the population in the Dagahaley outskirts moved to the new Ifo 2 camp. Currently, an estimated 1,000 households are living in the outskirts and are provided with WASH services.