- The Situation Analysis of Children in Uganda Report
- WFP Situation Report #5: Burundi Refugee Influx (24 June 2015)
- FEWS NET Food Security Outlook April to September 2015
Appeals & Funding
58 Children detained on charges of “involvement in armed groups” following fighting in Kayanza province (UNICEF, 28 July)
14 Children sentenced to 2 years’ imprisonment on charges of “involvement in armed groups” (UNICEF, 28 July)
Over 177,000 Seeking asylum in neighbouring countries (UNHCR, 28 July)
1 New cholera case in Burundi since last reporting period, bringing the total to 181 confirmed cases (Ministry of Health, 28 July)
- 15,590 Identified unaccompanied minors
- 12 Households provided with cash grants in year 2014
- 188,120 NFIs distributed since January
- 531 Shelters distributed since January
In Central Equatoria State 1,138 cholera cases (including 38 deaths) have been reported in Juba County since 1 June. No refugee camps are affected at the time of reporting.
According to the latest report from the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO), as of 28 June, 396 cholera cases, including 26 deaths, had been reported in Juba County. Interviews with patients admitted to Juba Teaching Hospital with cholera have revealed knowledge gaps on how the disease is spread. Humanitarian partners called for improved access to safe drinking water, latrine use and good personal and food hygiene.
The number of Burundian refugees arriving in Uganda since November 2014 was approximately 9,000 as at 24 June 2015, with the arrival rate at 100/day in the Nakivale settlement in southwest Uganda. About 80 percent of the new arrivals came in from March 2015 onward.
The majority of the new arrivals say they are coming to Uganda due to security concerns in countries that surround Burundi, family linkages in Uganda and knowledge of more liberal refugee policies of the government in Uganda.
A. Situation analysis
Preliminary Appeal Target: US$ 470,046 Balance
Requested: US$ 470,046
Geneva, 30 June 2015
OCHA and UNHCR jointly convened a donor and partner briefing on 17 June 2015 to discuss the Burundi crisis, its effects on neighbouring countries, and the Regional Humanitarian Scenario for the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa. OCHA’s Regional Office for Eastern Africa (OCHA-EA) provided a recap of key political and humanitarian developments in Burundi for the past two months, including key findings from a joint rapid humanitarian assessment mission.
The number of Burundian refugees arriving in Uganda since November 2014 was approximately 8,800 as at 22 June 2015. The new arrivals came in in at a rate of approximately 92 persons/day in the week leading to 22 June 2015.
The Burundians are arriving alongside other refugees fleeing instability in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Nakivale settlement, where most of the Burundian refugees are arriving, is also receiving Congolese nationals at a rate of 30-50 persons/day.
East and Central Africa Region was the staring point for the worldwide implementation of IPC. Currently, most of the countries in the Region conduct IPC Acute Food Insecurity Analyses, including: Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.
The average arrival of Burundian refugees into Uganda is approximately 169 individuals. Refugee children are being hosted at Nakivale Refugee settlement Camp and in case the numbers increase they will be hosted in Oruchinga Camp.
UNICEF has provided the Children with therapeutic nutrition services to address malnutrition in addition to health supplies (Polio and measles doses, cold chain equipment) to expand services.
The number Burundian refugees arriving in Uganda since November 2014 is 8,365 with the refugees coming in with approximately 633 arriving over the last week. The average daily arrival rate reduced to about 90.
The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and UN’s refugee agency, UNHCR, are reviewing the interagency contingency planning figure of 15,000 new arrivals up till the end of 2015 given that over 8,300 refugees have already arrived.
The South Sudanese Government delegation began consultative talks in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) prior to the African Union (AU) Heads of State Summit in South Africa (16-17 June 2015). The Summit is expected to discuss the proposed new format of the talks including the Troika countries (United States of America, United Kingdom and Norway), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), China and five other members of the AU.
30,892 Identified unaccompanied minors
73 Households provided with cash grants since 1st January 2015
1,303,276 NFIs distributed since January
2,031 Shelters distributed since January
The number of Burundian refugees arriving in Uganda since November 2014 is now over 7,700 with the refugees coming in at a rate of approximately 144 persons a day since 01 June.
The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and UN’s refugee agency, UNHCR, are reviewing the inter-agency contingency planning figure of 15,000 refugees till the end of 2015 (including the 12,000 refugees that lived in the southwest settlements prior to the new inflow) given that over 7,700 refugees have already arrived since November 2014.
Current trends suggest increased inflows of Burundian refugees into Uganda with an average arrival of approximately 150 households or 350 individuals within the last few days.
Uganda’s Burundi Refugees Response Plan was presented by David Apollo Kazungu, Commissioner, Department of Refugees, Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) on the 26th of May.