- UNHCR Uganda: Update for the South Sudanese emergency (1-14 April 2016)
- FEWSNET Uganda: Key Message Update, March 2016
- UNICEF Uganda CO El Nino, Cholera & Malaria Situation, 10 February 2016
Appeals & Funding
GLOBAL HEALTH IMPACTS
• Severe drought and associated food insecurity, flooding, rains and temperature rises due to El Niño 2015-2016 are causing a wide range of health problems, including disease outbreaks, malnutrition and disruption of health services.
• El Niño 2015-2016 is affecting more than 60 million people, especially in Eastern and Southern Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean and Asia-Pacific.
The number of Burundian individuals seeking refuge in Uganda has reduced but in a typical fluctuating trend as observed in the first quarter of the year. In Nakivale, less than a hundred Burundians (78) arrived in the reporting period compared to last week’s 163 new arrivals. Of the new arrivals, 37 arrived through Mirama Hills, five were from Mutukulu, seven from Gatuna border and 23 were referrals from Kyangwali Refugee Settlement. There were additional six walk-ins that were received at Kabazana Reception Centre.
22,376 refugee children in Nakivale and Oruchinga settlements were reached through the UNICEF, District Local Government and Ministry of Health supported vaccination campaigns.
1,645 ECD going children have benefited from the construction of 12 ECD classroom blocks, with support from UNICEF in Nakivale, the Burundi hosting refugee settlement.
In 2016 over 125 million people living in crisis-affected countries are in need of humanitarian assistance. The humanitarian community is committed to providing aid to over 87 million of those in need. The risks to health posed by humanitarian emergencies are at an all-time high. Developments such as climate change, urbanization, population growth and worsening civil conflict are increasing the frequency and severity of many types of emergencies. Attacks on health workers and health facilities are also on the rise.
Building more resilient livelihoods is increasingly being recognized as one of the most powerful means to mitigate – or even prevent – food security crises. Since 2008, FAO has been at the forefront of efforts to measure the resilience capacity of people to food insecurity and the effectiveness of resilience strenghtening interventions. In this framework, FAO has pioneered the development and the use of Resilience Index Measurement and Analysis (RIMA).
As humanitarians we can never take over the role of the state, but we do have a complementary part to play, remaining accountable to the people we seek to support. That can involve coordinating, supporting, capacity building and advocating with the relevant authorities to uphold their protection responsibilities towards people at risk.
The Evaluation of UNHCR’s response to the refugee emergency in Ethiopia and Uganda follows from the declaration of the L3 emergency for South Sudan on 3 February 2014.1 It 20 was undertaken in line with UNHCR’s revised Policy on Emergency Response, Activation, Leadership and Activities approved by the High Commissioner on 21st January 2015.
As of 28th January, 2016, UNICEF and partners have supported over 180,585 Sudanese in Uganda since the influx began in mid-December 2013. The majority of South Sudan Refugees are hosted in Adjumani, Arua, Kiryandongo and Kampala with an arrival trend of 50 individuals per day in the first three days of January 2016 then shot up peaking on January 7-8 with over 700 daily arrivals.
According to Government of Uganda’s Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) reports, a total of 20,136 refugees have been received in Uganda since November 2014 and 47 per cent of them are children under the age of years. The period 14th – 24 th January 2016 saw the entry of a total of 601 new Burundian refugees compared to 390 refugees in the last week of January 8-13,and 151 in the previous week January 1st -7 th before that showing an increase in trends.
Summary of WFP assistance:
WFP's interventions in Uganda focus on three priority areas: emergency humanitarian action; food and nutrition security; and agriculture and market support, which includes Purchase for Progress (P4P). These are implemented through a Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRR0 200824) for emergency humanitarian action and a country programme (200894) for food and nutrition security and agriculture and market support.
In a bid to intensify efforts towards the management of the Malaria epidemic in northern Uganda, the Ministry of Health has dispatched a team of 374 health workers to the region to boost up support towards the treatment of the disease. The team includes Medical doctors, medical clinical officers and nurses. The team has been contracted for a period of 30 days to offer case management at the health facility level. The epidemic broke out in the region in July last year and has so far affected 1,005,632 people, killing 658.
The total number of Burundian refugees has increased to 239,754, whereas IDPs are now estimated to be 25,081 in view of new data from Makamba and Kirundo, and a new assessment in Rutana.
New patterns of human rights violations have emerged, including cases of sexual violence, increased enforced disappearances and torture
Since April 2015, OHCHR reports 439 killings, 262 arbitrary arrests, and 263 cases of torture/ill-treatment.
UN requests $1.3 billion for life-saving assistance to 5.1 million people in South Sudan in 2016
WFP utilizes air assets and vehicle and barge convoys to reach food-insecure populations and pre-position humanitarian supplies
60 million PEOPLE WILL BE AFFECTED BY EL NIÑO IN THE FOUR MOST AFFECTED REGIONS
2.8 million PEOPLE REQUIRE HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE IN GUATEMALA AND HONDURAS
10.2 million PEOPLE IN NEED OF EMERGENCY FOOD IN ETHIOPIA
14 million FOOD INSECURE PEOPLE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA – EXCLUDING SOUTH AFRICA
El Niño status
According to reports from the Government of Uganda’s Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), a total of 17,645 refugees have been received in Uganda since November 2014 and 49 per cent of them are children under the age of 18 years. The period 18th to 24th December, 2015 saw the entry of 464 new refugees.