- Emergency Update on the South Sudan Refugee Situation Inter-Agency Update #49 | 14th - 16th October 2016
- UNICEF Uganda – South Sudanese Refugee Crisis Situation Report, 16 - 30 September 2016
- FEWSNET Uganda: Key Message Update, July 2016
Appeals & Funding
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
- UNHCR: Revised South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan (Jan-Dec 2016)
4,964 South Sudanese people fled to Uganda on 19 and 20 October 2016. The average number of new arrivals is 2,404 in October compared to 2,845 in the same period in September2016. Of the total new arrivals, 2,396 were reported in Oraba and Busia border points and Kuluba Collection Centre followed by 2,082 in Kerwa & Keyi areas of Yumbe district. Similarly smaller numbers were reported in Elegu (Adjumani) and Lamwo District. A total of 235,116 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Uganda from July 07 to October 20, 2016.
Over the last year and a half, some 300,000 Burundians have fled their homeland to seek refuge in neighbouring countries.
So far, this unfolding refugee crisis and the escalating political situation in Burundi have received little attention in the mainstream media.
Violent clashes between protestors and police began in Burundi in April 2015 when incumbent President Pierre Nkurunziza announced his intension to run for a third term – a move deemed unconstitutional by his opponents.
IN 2015, ACTION AGAINST HUNGER’S GLOBAL NETWORK SERVED 14.9 MILLION PEOPLE IN 47 COUNTRIES.
- An aid worker was tragically shot and killed in an ambush on a clearly marked NGO vehicle in Eastern Equatoria.
- Outflows of refugees into Uganda continues.
- A new outbreak of measles was confirmed in Gogrial West in late September.
- The cholera outbreak has spread to Unity.
Aid worker killed in Eastern Equatoria
6,136 South Sudanese people fled to Uganda on 17 and 18 October 2016. The average number of new arrival is 2,396 in October 2016, as compared to 2,845 in September 2016. The majority of the new arrivals 3,483 were reported in Oraba and Busia border points and Kuluba Collection Centre followed by 2,441 in Kerwa & Keyi areas of Yumbe district. Similarly smaller numbers reported in Elegu (Adjumani) and Lamwo Districts. A total of 230,152 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Uganda from July 07 to October 16, 2016.
269,936 No of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda from in 2016 (1 January – 14 October)
220,268 No of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda from 1 July – 14 October
481,627 No. of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda (source: Government of Uganda, Refugee Information Management System [RIMS] added to the refugee population registered manually since 1 July.)
144,701 No. of South Sudanese refugees in Yumbe (3 August – 14 October)
2,184 Average daily arrival of SSD refugee into Uganda since 7 July 2016
- 311,083 New Burundian refugees in asylum countries since April 2015 as of 31 August 2016.
USD 180.6 million requested for the overall situation through UNHCR's Supplementary Appeal (January-December 2016)
Burundi: Implementation of emergency response to vulnerable populations through activities funded by CERF and protection / monitoring of spontaneous returnees
7,849 South Sudanese people fled to Uganda from 14 and 16 October 2016. The average number of new arrival is 2,303 in October, which was 2,845 in September 2016. The majority of the new arrivals 4,468 were reported in Oraba and Busia border points and Kuluba Collection Centre, with smaller numbers coming through Kerwa and Keyi (Yumbe district), Palorinya (Moyo), Elegu (Adjumani) and Lamwo District. A total of 223,883 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Uganda from July 07 to October 16, 2016.
Italy has allocated 3.9 million euros for emergency interventions to support the provision of essential services to South Sudanese refugees and to the most vulnerable segments of the hosting populations in South Sudan and in the neighbouring Countries (Uganda and Ethiopia). Lack of food and assistance, compounded to precarious hygiene and sanitary conditions, determine a real threat of famine, epidemics and tension between the refugees and the local populations.
5,104 people fled to Uganda from South Sudan on the 12th and 13th October. In October, an average of 2,326 new arrivals have fled to Uganda every day. The majority of refugees are arriving using the Oraba and Busia border points, with smaller numbers arriving through Kerwa and Keyi (Yumbe district), Palorinya (Moyo), Elegu (Adjumani) and Lamwo. Around 130 refugees arrived via the Democratic Republic of Congo, crossing in to Uganda at Salyam Sala and Birijaku.
Between 7 July and 7 October a total of 202,630 refugees from South Sudan arrived in Uganda.
Between 1 – 7 Oct., 15,599 individuals arrived at an average daily rate of 2,228 persons. This represents a decrease compared to the first 7 days of Sept., where 21,577 refugees arrived at an average daily rate of 3,079 individuals.
Fighting, violence and road blocks on routes leading to the SSD – Uganda border have contributed to the reduction in the number of arrivals in Uganda, most notably at the Busia border entry point.
KAMPALA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of US$2.5 million from the Government of Japan, intended for boosting the nutrition of 50,000 infants, mothers and pregnant women in Karamoja to prevent child stunting.
“WFP is extremely grateful that Japan appreciates the critical importance of good nutrition in Uganda’s poorest region, Karamoja, and has chosen to support us in nourishing the futures of vulnerable children,” said WFP Acting Country Director Mike Sackett.
Facts & Figures
Over 295 000 Burundian refugees in neighbouring countries since April 2015:
- 157 700 in Tanzania
- 81 500 in Rwanda
- 28 500 in DRC
- 28 200 in Uganda (as of 1st January 2015) (source: UNHCR)
61 000 internally displaced people in Burundi (source: IOM)
Burundi ranks 184th out of 187 in the UN’s Human Development Index
Child mortality: 104/1000 or 12th highest in the world (UNICEF)
A variety of natural hazards—including cyclical drought, floods, and environmental degradation—are endemic to the East and Central Africa (ECA) region, where conflict, rapid population growth, and limited government response capacity have compounded humanitarian needs over the last decade. Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S.
1. The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2277 (2016), in which the Council requested me to report on the implementation of the commitments under the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Region.(1) It covers developments since the issuance of my report of 9 March 2016 (S/2016/232) and provides information on peace and security developments in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Great Lakes region until 20 September 2016.
12,118 people fled to Uganda from South Sudan between the 3 rd and 6th October September. In October, an average of more than 2,500 new arrivals have fled to Uganda every day. The majority of refugees are arriving using the Oraba and Busia border points. Some refugees are arriving by transiting through the Democratic Republic of the Congo due to insecurity on the Morobo-Kaya road.