Published under: Solberg's Government
Publisher Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Press release | Date: 2017-02-22
The rate of new arrivals in to Uganda remains very high, with a total of 9,568 South Sudanese refugees received in Uganda between the 15th and 21st of February, although this is a decrease from the 13,092 new arrivals reported in the previous week. This brings the total new arrivals in February to 56,087.
The average daily rate of new arrivals this week was 1,367.
Statement from International Development Secretary Priti Patel and summary of how UK aid is already helping.
Following the declaration of famine in parts of South Sudan yesterday (Monday 20 February) – the first famine in the world for six years – there has been widespread media coverage including by the BBC, ITV, Sky, Guardian, Times, Financial Times and the Independent highlighting the worsening humanitarian crisis.
South Sudanese arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 31 Jan
Total South Sudanese refugees as of 31 January 2017 (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)
Refugees in South Sudan
Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan, including 223,862 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians site
New Burundian refugees in asylum countries since April 2015 as of 31 January 2017
USD 214.5 million
Requested by UNHCR for the overall Burundi Situation in 2017
Burundi: Over 22,000 Burundians fled the country to neighbouring countries in January alone. Besides the concerning human rights environment inside Burundi, the food security has deteriorated considerably.
WFP is appealing to donors to fill a critical funding gap of USD 52.1 million over the next six months of its refugee operation.
The WFP is assisting 945,000 refugees in Uganda in 11 settlements and four transit centres in the northwest and southwest regions.
14,162 Identified unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children
86 Households provided with cash grants
1,288,598 NFIs distributed
1,671 Shelters distributed
Population of Concern
Total of people of concern 496,420
USD 214,400,000 requested
The rate of new arrivals in to Uganda remains very high, with a total of 13,092 South Sudanese refugees received in Uganda between the 1 st and 7th of February, although this is a decrease from the 33,427 new arrivals reported in the previous week. The average daily rate of new arrivals was 1,870.
$1.9 BILLION TOTAL REQUIREMENTS
2.3 MILLION REFUGEES
2.1 MILLION INTERNALLY DISPLACED PEOPLE
12.8 MILLION NUMBER OF SEVERELY FOOD INSECURE PEOPLE
• Uganda is host to over 900,393 refugees and asylum seekers originating mainly from South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi.
• Women and children fleeing conflict from South Sudan, DRC and Burundi are in desperate need of critical health services, clean water, education, and support to help them deal with the extreme stress they have experienced.
By the end of December 2016, more than 3.2 million people had been forced out of their homes, including more than 1.85 million internally displaced and 1.4 million seeking refuge in countries neighbouring South Sudan.
Provide people in emergency situations with integrated and coordinated assistance necessary for their protection and survival within the framework of humanitarian principles which includes the “do no harm” approach.
Ensure access to basic services for the targeted population and strengthen the capacity of households to effectively exercise their fundamental rights.
Education Above All and the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative join forces to offer support, training and guidance to young leaders from Uganda and South Sudan
Doha, Qatar, February 2017
For many children around the world, having a safe space to learn is far from guaranteed due to the threat of armed conflict and the targeting of schools. In this guest post for ‘In Focus’, Peter Klanduch and Margaret Sinclair of Education Above All’s legal advocacy programme PEIC – Protect Education in Insecurity and Conflict (PEIC) – explain the background to this global problem and the importance of keeping education safe for all children.
Daily arrival figures from July 2016 are based on manual emergency registration or head-counts/wrist-banding. Confirmed figures will be available as the new arrivals undergo biometric registration. Figures prior to July are from the Government’s Refugee Information Management System (RIMS).
24,277 Number of new arrivals between 25th and 31st of January 2017
3,468 Daily average of new arrivals between 25th and 31st of January 2017
PEOPLE IN NEED IN 2016 6.1M
PEOPLE TARGETED IN 2016 5.1M
PEOPLE REACHED BY THE END OF Q3 2016 4.2M
By the end of November 2016, more than 3 million people had been forced out of their homes, including more than 1.85 million internally displaced and 1.3 million seeking refuge in countries neighbouring South Sudan.
Daily arrival figures from July 2016 are based on manual emergency registration or head-counts/wrist-banding. Confirmed figures will be available as the new arrivals undergo biometric registration.
Figures prior to July are from the Government’s Refugee Information Management System (RIMS).