- Uganda: Emergency Update on the South Sudan Refugee Situation Inter-Agency Daily #28 | 17th August 2016
- UNICEF Uganda – South Sudanese Refugee Crisis Situation Report, 5-12 August 2016
- FEWSNET Uganda Food Security Outlook Update Jun 2016
Appeals & Funding
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
- UNHCR: Revised South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan (Jan-Dec 2016)
• 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.
South Sudanese arrivals since 8 July 2016, based on field reports (as of 14 Aug)
Total South Sudanese refugees as of 14 Aug (both pre and post Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)
Total South Sudanese expected by 31 December 2016 (RRP Planning Figure)
Refugees in South Sudan
Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan
FUNDING (as of 02 August)
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;
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.
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.
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.
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.
1,039 South Sudanese refugees fled to Uganda yesterday, a similar level to the 1,051 that fled the previous day.
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.
• 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.
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.
275,682 Refugees Post-Influx
100,000 Internal Displaced Persons
Other provinces: Estimates
4.6M Food Insecure People
150,000 Children under 5 with Acute Malnutrition
13,889 Identified unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children
Households provided with cash grants since 1st January 2015
NFIs distributed since January 2015
Shelters distributed since January 2016
Population of Concern
Total of people of concern 560,134
USD 272,100,000 requested
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.
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