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28 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

 5,304 people fled to Uganda from South Sudan on the 26rd and 27th September. The average rate of new arrivals from South Sudan for September is 2,829 per day, compared to 1,594 and 1,727 per day in August and July respectively.

 Increasing cases of inter-ethnic hostilities are reported in the settlement, including between nationals and refugees. UNHCR, together with partner agency, are addressing such incidents.

27 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 5,625 people fled to Uganda from South Sudan on the 23rd, 24th and 25th September. The average rate of new arrivals from South Sudan for September is 2,854 per day, compared to 1,594 and 1,727 per day in August and July respectively.

  • A new settlement areas has been opened in Adjumani district to accommodate new arrivals. Ajogo settlement is expected to have capacity to host up to 3,000 refugees. The capacity will be confirmed once site planning and demarcation of plots has been completed.

24 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• 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.

23 Sep 2016 description

Forced Migration

The figures for forced migration are staggering and unprecedented. And yet the movement of people is a symptom of a crisis, not the cause. Until there is a global reduction in violence and conflict, the problem will continue to get worse.

23 Sep 2016 description

By: William Spindler

The number of people fleeing violence, threats, extrajudicial killings, abduction, torture and persecution in Burundi has passed the 300,000 mark some 18 months after the political crisis in the central African nation erupted in April last year.

22 Sep 2016 description
report Finn Church Aid

FCA delivered food aid to thousands of people around South Sudan’s capital Juba. The security situation in the country is dire, and neighbouring Uganda struggles with massive amounts of refugees.

A shortage of food afflicts South Sudan’s capital Juba. Many stores are closed and markets destroyed.

Shopkeepers have quit their jobs because their supplies have been stolen. For what’s left prices have skyrocketed, says Marie Makweri, FCA’s peace coordinator in South Sudan.

20 Sep 2016 description

Washington, DC - Today the U.S. Agency for International Development announced funding to help educate children impacted by humanitarian crises in Africa and called on innovators to develop solutions to global hunger. The two announcements, which coincided with the 71st UN General Assembly and President Obama's Leaders' Summit on Refugees, demonstrate USAID's ongoing commitment to improving livelihoods and creating opportunities for people around the world.

Education:

19 Sep 2016 description

In Numbers

620,000 refugees in Uganda

500,000 refugees assisted by WFP

1.4 million people in need of food assistance

Highlights

  • WFP is implementing an immediate response emergency operation (IR-EMOP) to assist South Sudanese refugees who arrived in northern Uganda after renewed conflict in their country in July.

  • WFP and partners have agreed to scale up cash transfers among longer staying refugees from 60,000 currently to 140,000 by the end of 2016.

16 Sep 2016 description
report REACH Initiative

On July 8th, the eve of South Sudan’s Independence Day, fighting broke out in Juba between armed factions of the Governmentled SPLA, and the former opposition SPLAIO.
Over the following weeks, fighting spread to other towns and villages throughout the Greater Equatoria region, leading to the displacement of thousands of people from their homes, many to neighbouring countries.

15 Sep 2016 description

KEY FIGURES
296,739
New Burundian refugees in asylum countries since April 2015 as of 31 August 2016.

FUNDING
USD 180.6 million
requested for the overall situation through UNHCR's Supplementary Appeal (January-December 2016)

14 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • Refugee influxes per day have increased over the past two months from a daily average of less than 100 to as high as 400 per day during peak days over the last half of August.

  • School WASH interventions have accelerated with the decommissioning of full latrines in schools and construction of new latrines benefiting over 6,000 school children.

  • News of a cholera outbreak in Burundi has stepped up surveillance and prevention measures in the camps and at border points.

09 Sep 2016 description

Introduction

Education is a basic human right, enshrined in both the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child. And during times of displacement, education plays an additional, crucial role in fostering social cohesion, addressing psychosocial needs, and providing a safe and stable environment for those who need it most.

09 Sep 2016 description

YOKOHAMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$21.6 million cash contribution from the Government of Japan to provide vital food and nutrition assistance to the most vulnerable people in 11 countries, with 90 percent of the contribution going to 10 African nations.

A large portion of the contribution will be used to purchase foodstuffs such as cereals and pulses to provide nutritious meals to school children and specialized nutritional products to infants under two, as well as to pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.