- Uganda: Emergency Update on the South Sudan Refugee Situation Inter-Agency Daily #31 | 23rd - 24th August 2016
- UNICEF Uganda – South Sudanese Refugee Crisis Situation Report, 5-12 August 2016
- FEWSNET Uganda Food Security Outlook Update Jun 2016
Appeals & Funding
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
- UNHCR: Revised South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan (Jan-Dec 2016)
As a young girl, Agnes fled a notorious Ugandan rebel group, the Lord's Resistance Army, but through educational opportunities she was able to pursue her passion for fashion. She now gives back to refugees as the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) fashion and design teacher in Kampala – where they work to be self-reliant.
Here, she shares about her experiences traversing life from displacement to fashion expert.
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WFP is supporting the establishment of hot meals in newly opened settlements in Pagirinya (Adjumani District), and Bidibidi (Yumbe District) to respond better to the refugee influx.
Due to funding funding, WFP is implementing 50 percent ration reductions for refugees who arrived in Uganda before 01 July 2015, with the exception of malnourished children under five years, pregnant women and nursing mothers.
1.1 Food security situation
Overall food security classification shows that half of the population in Karamoja (50%) is food insecure, of which 12% were found to be severely food insecure. While these findings suggest a marginal increase in food insecurity at regional (Karamoja) level since June 2015, there were marked district level variations:
Significant deterioration in Kaabong, Kotido, Napak & Abim districts;
Marked improvement in Moroto & Nakapiripirit districts;
• 75,842 South Sudanese refugees have now arrived in Uganda since 1 July 2016, with 64 per cent comprising children. 84 per cent of the arrivals are women and children.
13,889 Identified unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children
Households provided with cash grants since 1st January 2015
NFIs distributed since January 2015
Shelters distributed since January 2016
Population of Concern
Total of people of concern 560,134
USD 272,100,000 requested
Under the Karamoja Primary Education Programme, Irish Aid supported the construction and rehabilitation of 21 Primary Schools throughout the region with €12.7 million in funding. The programme, aimed to increase access and retention of pupils in primary schools, through infrastructure improvement of three schools in each of the seven districts, benefitting a total of 17,000 pupils in Karamoja.
Every child has the right to a fair chance in life. Leaving no child behind is both a moral imperative and a strategic priority for the development of inclusive, sustainable and stable societies everywhere. In 2015, UNICEF worked with partners around the world to make that fair chance a reality.
There is currently a massive influx of refugees from South Sudan into Uganda following the collapse of the Transitional Government of National Unity due the fighting that erupted on 7th July between the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), government forces of President Salva Kiir, and Sudan People’s Liberation Army-In Opposition (SPLA-IO), loyal to the former first vice president Dr. Riek Machar.
Since December 2013, some 745,000 South Sudanese have fled to neighbouring countries, including the Central African Republic (CAR), Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda. They joined some 120,000 South Sudanese refugees who remained in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda after the 20-year civil war with "north" Sudan, as well as an estimated 350,000 South Sudanese who remained in Sudan after the secession of South Sudan in 2011.
273,957 New Burundian refugees in asylum countries since April 2015 as of 30 June 2016.
USD 180.6 million requested for the situation through UNHCR's Supplementary Appeal (January-December 2016)
APERÇU DE LA SITUATION
La détérioration sécuritaire dans plusieurs territoires et le démantèlement forcé des camps/sites de déplacés a suscité de nouveaux mouvements de population ainsi que la destruction ou la perte massive des biens et services de base.
Aid agencies in Uganda are working around the clock to receive thousands fleeing the recent fighting in neighbouring South Sudan.
Since conflict in South Sudan flared four weeks ago, there has been a sharp increase in the number of people fleeing to Uganda. During the month of July, close to 60,000 South Sudanese crossed into the neighbouring country. Last week, an average of more than 4,000 a day fled to Uganda. An additional 8,000 South Sudanese are seeking refuge in Sudan and Kenya.
Trying its best
Working and discussion papers | January 2016 | Virginie Le Masson, Maggie Opondo, Ubah Abdi, Patricia Nangiro, Melanie Hilton, Yee Mon Maung, Sophie Rigg, Emma Lovell and Florence Pichon
By Caroline Utz
UNICEF and partners are a step closer to building peace, Eran Nagan, of the Government of the Netherlands said at a high-level event on education and peacebuilding in New York.
73 per cent of all new South Sudanese refugees are children.
Children and women of child bearing age have been immunized against Polio (14,374 children 0-5years), Measles (18,029 children 6 months -14 years) and Tetanus (902 women).
6,220 children under five years of age have now been screened for malnutrition; 6.5% are malnourished while 2.5% are severely malnourished; all malnourished children have been referred for appropriate treatment.