- UNHCR Emergency Update on the South Sudan Refugee Situation Inter-Agency Update #52 | 22nd – 24th October 2016
- WFP Uganda Country Brief, September 2016
- FEWSNET Uganda: Key Message Update, September 2016
Appeals & Funding
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
- UNHCR: Revised South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan (Jan-Dec 2016)
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.
4,964 South Sudanese people fled to Uganda on 19 and 20 October 2016. The average number of new arrivals is 2,404 in October compared to 2,845 in the same period in September2016. Of the total new arrivals, 2,396 were reported in Oraba and Busia border points and Kuluba Collection Centre followed by 2,082 in Kerwa & Keyi areas of Yumbe district. Similarly smaller numbers were reported in Elegu (Adjumani) and Lamwo District. A total of 235,116 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Uganda from July 07 to October 20, 2016.
6,136 South Sudanese people fled to Uganda on 17 and 18 October 2016. The average number of new arrival is 2,396 in October 2016, as compared to 2,845 in September 2016. The majority of the new arrivals 3,483 were reported in Oraba and Busia border points and Kuluba Collection Centre followed by 2,441 in Kerwa & Keyi areas of Yumbe district. Similarly smaller numbers reported in Elegu (Adjumani) and Lamwo Districts. A total of 230,152 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Uganda from July 07 to October 16, 2016.
269,936 No of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda from in 2016 (1 January – 14 October)
220,268 No of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda from 1 July – 14 October
481,627 No. of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda (source: Government of Uganda, Refugee Information Management System [RIMS] added to the refugee population registered manually since 1 July.)
144,701 No. of South Sudanese refugees in Yumbe (3 August – 14 October)
2,184 Average daily arrival of SSD refugee into Uganda since 7 July 2016
7,849 South Sudanese people fled to Uganda from 14 and 16 October 2016. The average number of new arrival is 2,303 in October, which was 2,845 in September 2016. The majority of the new arrivals 4,468 were reported in Oraba and Busia border points and Kuluba Collection Centre, with smaller numbers coming through Kerwa and Keyi (Yumbe district), Palorinya (Moyo), Elegu (Adjumani) and Lamwo District. A total of 223,883 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Uganda from July 07 to October 16, 2016.
Between 7 July and 7 October a total of 202,630 refugees from South Sudan arrived in Uganda.
Between 1 – 7 Oct., 15,599 individuals arrived at an average daily rate of 2,228 persons. This represents a decrease compared to the first 7 days of Sept., where 21,577 refugees arrived at an average daily rate of 3,079 individuals.
Fighting, violence and road blocks on routes leading to the SSD – Uganda border have contributed to the reduction in the number of arrivals in Uganda, most notably at the Busia border entry point.
31,138 children aged 6 to 59 months have been vaccinated against measles cumulatively since July 2016.
32,027 children aged 6 to 59 months have received Vitamin A supplementation since July 2016.
35 caregivers participated in an induction meeting held by UNICEF partner Lodonga Core Primary Teachers’ College to practice how to use early childhood development (ECD) learning materials while caring for children that have been registered for ECD learning in refugee districts in West Nile.
UNHCR’s protection chief, Volker Türk, says commitments adopted at UN Summit will revolutionize the international community’s engagement with refugees and migrants.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
July 2016: In the month following an escalation of violence in South Sudan, 80,354 people have crossed into Uganda at a rate of approximately 2,592 people per day. Crossings are occurring at Elegu, Arua, Kyriandongo, Moyo and Lamwo.
• 7,500 women and children will benefit from 15 boreholes drilled out of the planned 20 boreholes in Bidibidi settlement, Yumbe district.
• 3,465 caregivers of vulnerable children aged 0-23 months are accessing infant and young child feeding (IYCF) counselling in the refugee hosting districts.
• 20,296 and 40,192 children have been immunized against polio and measles respectively.
USAID Administrator Smith announces nearly $133 million in additional humanitarian funding for South Sudan
Clashes in Greater Equatoria region prompt population displacement
WFP delivers food assistance to 2.5 million people in August
Almost half of all refugees in the world today are caught in protracted situations. In many cases, there are limited prospects for durable solutions, and refugees remain dependent on ongoing international humanitarian assistance. Given the trends in conflict, it is likely that increasing numbers of refugees will face similar circumstances in the future. Yet a traditional humanitarian assistance approach undermines their dignity and may not be financially sustainable in the long term.
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Summary of major updates to the emergency appeal