- UNHCR Uganda - Update on the Burundi Refugee Response, 12-19 November, 2015
- ACT Alliance Appeal - Uganda: Adjumani Refugees Initiative for Self-reliance & Empowerment (ARISE Project) – UGA151, Revision 1
- Uganda Malaria Indicator Survey 2014-2015
Appeals & Funding
Snapshot 25 November–1 December 2015
Cameroon: New data indicate that 158,316 people are internally displaced – this is 65,000 more than the previous estimate. The vast majority have been displaced by Boko Haram-related violence, with fewer than 15% displaced by flooding and other natural disasters. Movement stays within Far North region, and Logone-et-Chari hosts around 60% of all IDPs.
According to Government of Uganda’s Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) reports, a total of 16,266 refugees have arrived in Uganda since November 2014 and 49 per cent of them are children under the age of 18 years. For the period 12th to 19th November, 2015 saw the entry of a total of 278 new refugees higher than the previous week’s 179 new arrivals
A total of 221,375 Burundian refugees and asylum-seekers have arrived in the neighbouring countries of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Republic of Tanzania, Rwanda, as well as Uganda and Zambia since April 2015.
Somalia: Flooding has affected 132,000 people and displaced an estimated 60,000 as low-lying areas of Mogadishu have now been inundated, as well as areas of Middle Shabelle and Lower Juba. Main supply roads are impassable and some airstrips unusable The middle and lower reaches of the Shabelle River remain at high risk of flooding.
In the reporting period, a total of 278 Burundian refugees arrived in Uganda, higher than last week’s 179 new arrivals.
Of these, 79 refugees were received at Kabazana Reception Centre, up from 36 new arrivals reported last week. Eight individuals were transported from Mirama Hills and Bugango border points, 16 were referred from Kampala and 55 individuals directly arrived at the reception centre.
Yemen: 14.4 million people are now food insecure: two million more than in June and four million more than before the escalation of conflict in March. 7.6 million people are severely food insecure. Heavy fighting continues, in particular in Al Dhalee and Taizz governorates. Peace talks between Houthi and government representatives, which were expected to begin mid-November, are yet to take place.
- Parties to the South Sudan peace agreement appealed to mediators and the international community to organize a donor conference to fundraise for the implementation of the peace agreement signed in August. According to the Minister of Information, the funds would be used for military quarters for opposition forces, establishment of assembly areas, and provision of food and transport, as well as the clearance of access roads.
Prime Minister announces £200 million to help tackle causes of migration, and £2 million UK contribution to the EU’s Africa Trust Fund.
The UK is providing a further £200 million in bilateral aid to Africa to tackle the root causes of migration, the Prime Minister announced, as European and African leaders gathered in Malta to develop a coordinated approach to address the migrant and refugee crisis.
This report shares findings from a two-year evaluation of the Strategy for Support via Swedish Civil Society Organisations 2010-2014 (henceforth referred to as the Swedish CS Strategy) as implemented by selected Swedish civil society ‘framework organisations’ (SFOs) and their national partners in three countries – Nicaragua,
Pakistan and Uganda. The evaluation was carried out by a consortium of three organisations in two rounds of fieldwork between March 2013 and October 2014.
PURPOSE OF THE EVALUATION
- A total of 176 new Burundian refugees arrived in the country this week. Some 36 individuals were transported from Border points (Mirama Hills and Mutukula), a slight increase from last week’s 32 new arrivals. The rest walked directly into the reception centres, seeking safety, protection and support. The new arrivals are citing continued insecurity in Burundi and family reunion as reasons for fleeing.
UPDATE ON ACHIEVEMENTS
15,630 Identified unaccompanied minors
86 Households provided with cash grants since 1st January 2015
1,288,598 NFIs distributed since January
2,931 Shelters distributed since January
Snapshot 4–10 November 2015
Nepal: Crossings on the India–Nepal border have been closed since late September as a result of protests, leading to fuel shortages that are severely hampering humanitarian assistance. Of particular concern are 400,000 people living in remote areas who cannot be reached during winter and need winterisation supplies. Hospitals in Terai region are reporting acute shortages of medicine, while food and cooking-gas shortages are reported across the country.
Snapshot 28 October – 3 November 2015
Syria: 1 million more people are in need of humanitarian assistance than a year ago, as the total is now at 13.5 million. 6.6 million people are internally displaced, with 120,000 newly displaced in Aleppo, Hama, and Idleb governorates. Shelter, food, and WASH are reported as priority needs for the newly displaced.
According to Government of Uganda’s Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) reports, a total of 15,139 refugees have arrived in Uganda since November 2014 and 50 per cent of them are children under the age of 18 years. The period 16th to 22nd October, 2015 saw the entry of a total of 39 new refugees up from the previous week’s 19 although still much lower than the 147 individuals who came in the previous fortnight.
- A total of 209,619 Burundian refugees and asylum-seekers have arrived in the neighbouring countries of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Republic of Tanzania, Rwanda, as well as Uganda and Zambia since April 2015. The situation in Burundi remains volatile with continued incidents of sporadic violence in the country. While ccertain parts of the country have been spared by the violence, grenade attacks and clashes between opposition groups and the Government continue to occur on a regular basis in the capital.
Snapshot 21-27 October 2015
A total of 39 new arrivals from Burundi sought protection and assistance in Uganda, an increase compared to last week’s figure of 19 though still much lower than the number a fortnight ago of 147.
They were transported from Mirama Hills and Mutukula-Sango Bay police post to Nakivale settlement for registration. The new arrivals are citing continued insecurity in Burundi and family reunion as reasons for fleeing.
Kampala, 19 October 2015 (UNHCR) - As the lights dimmed at the Theatre La Bonita venue in Kampala, the excitement in the air was palpable for a performance that meant more to this group than even the most passionate homecoming gigs.
Thebahatizz, four Congolese sisters —Sylvie, Rachel, Francine and Odette Bahati—and former refugees—provided a stirring reminder of how hardship can be transformed into a positive force.
“UNHCR is grateful and excited to be involved in the work of Thebahatizz,” said UNHCR Representative in Uganda Neimah Warsame.