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23 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• On World Humanitarian Day, humanitarian community pays tribute to 59 aid workers killed in South Sudan since December 2013.

• Armed clashes and ambushes prevent humanitarians from reaching displaced people in Greater Equatoria.

• Humanitarian organizations strive to meet growing needs as the number of internally displaced people increases in Wau town.

• Intermittent fighting has forced thousands of people to flee their homes in central and southern Unity.

23 Aug 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

94,693\*
South Sudanese arrivals since 8 July 2016, based on field reports (as of 14 Aug)

947,383\*
Total South Sudanese refugees as of 14 Aug (both pre and post Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)

973,000
Total South Sudanese expected by 31 December 2016 (RRP Planning Figure)

259,796
Refugees in South Sudan

1.61 M
Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan

FUNDING (as of 02 August)

23 Aug 2016 description

Executive Summary

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;

23 Aug 2016 description

This issue focuses on the Yellow fever, Cholera, Zika Virus Disease and Chikungunya outbreaks.

During the period under review, there have been protracted urban Yellow Fever (YF) outbreaks in Angola that have spread to the neighboring DR Congo and there have been exported cases to China and Kenya. Another outbreak of Yellow Fever was reported in Uganda but was not epidemiologically linked to the Angola or DR Congo outbreaks. The Uganda YF outbreak was rapidly and effectively contained.

22 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

 3,405 people have fled to Uganda over the past four days, 1,447 on Thursday, 683 on Friday, 389 on Saturday and 886 on Sunday.

 6,734 people crossed in to Uganda last week, compared with 8,403 and 17,369 in the week starting 8 August and 1 August respectively.

22 Aug 2016 description
report Uganda Red Cross

Uganda Red Cross Volunteers on June 26th braved the night, cold and bloody boarder of Nimule – Connecting Uganda to South Sudan in rescue of refugees fleeing uncertainty when fighting broke out in Wau, South Sudan forcing thousands of people to flee to Uganda. The situation has since been tense and alarming. Hundreds of lives have been claimed in the fights and many more rescued because of the presence of Humanitarian support from key players like Uganda Red Cross.

18 Aug 2016 description

The Government of Uganda and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, are implementing containment measures in the recently-opened Pagirinya settlement in Adjumani district following confirmation of an outbreak of cholera.

49 South Sudanese refugees and one Ugandan national have been confirmed to have contracted the disease. 44 have been provided with treatment and subsequently discharged from health facilities having fully recovered, while two patients remain in quarantine.

17 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 1,039 South Sudanese refugees fled to Uganda yesterday, a similar level to the 1,051 that fled the previous day.

16 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 1,051 South Sudanese refugees crossed in to Uganda yesterday, an increase compared to the 667 people that crossed the previous day. 265 people crossed using the Elegu border point (Adjumani axis), 103 in Moyo, 34 in Lamwo and 370 in Oraba (Arua axis). 279 refugees were received at Kiryandongo Reception Centre. Most new arrivals in Kiryandongo are reportedly arriving directly from their area of origin in South Sudan.

15 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• 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.

15 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The influx of South Sudanese refugees in to Uganda was lower over the weekend than it has typically been in recent weeks. 667 South Sudanese refugees crossed in to Uganda on Sunday 14th August, 754 on Saturday 13th August and 1,614 on Friday 12th August.

14 Aug 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

275,682 Refugees Post-Influx
Tanzania 143,925
Rwanda 79,450
Uganda 27,326
DRC 24,981

100,000 Internal Displaced Persons Makamba: 15,380
Muyinga: 8,595
Rutana: 7,143
Ruyigi: 9,910
Kirundo: 395
Rumonge: 13,095
Cibitoke: 8,691
Other provinces: Estimates

4.6M Food Insecure People
Severe 590,170
Moderate 4,011,150

150,000 Children under 5 with Acute Malnutrition
Severe 50,000
Moderate 100,000

14 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • 13,889 Identified unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children

  • 86
    Households provided with cash grants since 1st January 2015

  • 1,288,598
    NFIs distributed since January 2015

  • 1,671
    Shelters distributed since January 2016

Population of Concern

Total of people of concern 560,134

Funding

USD 272,100,000 requested

12 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

 426 South Sudanese refugees crossed in to Uganda yesterday. 126 people crossed at Elegu (Adjumani/Yumbe axis), 14 in Moyo and 286 in Oraba (Arua axis). No refugees were reported using the Lamwo crossing.

12 Aug 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

83,714 * South Sudanese arrivals since 8 July 2016, based on field reports

933,506* Total South Sudanese refugees as of 31 July (both pre Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)

973,000 Total South Sudanese expected by 31 December 2016 (RRP Planning Figure)

264,204 Refugees in South Sudan

1.61 M Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan

FUNDING (as of 02 August)

USD 608.8 M Requested by UNHCR for the situation

HIGHLIGHTS