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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.

28 Sep 2016 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

July 2016: In the month following an escalation of violence in South Sudan, 80,354 people have crossed into Uganda at a rate of approximately 2,592 people per day. Crossings are occurring at Elegu, Arua, Kyriandongo, Moyo and Lamwo.

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

HIGHLIGHTS

 5,691 people fled to Uganda from South Sudan on the 21st and 22nd September. The average rate of new arrivals from South Sudan for September is 3,063 per day, compared to 1,594 and 1,727 per day in August and July respectively.

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.

23 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Conflict in and around Yei has forced thousands from their homes.

  • The number of South Sudanese seeking refuge in neighbouring countries has surpassed 1 million.

  • About 1.3 million people will benefit from aid through humanitarian fund allocation of $30 million.

  • Assistance outside Wau remains limited due to continued access constraints and insecurity.

Yei fighting: thousands more displaced

22 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USAID Administrator Smith announces nearly $133 million in additional humanitarian funding for South Sudan

  • Clashes in Greater Equatoria region prompt population displacement

  • WFP delivers food assistance to 2.5 million people in August

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

21 Sep 2016 description

This is the 14th issue of the Uganda Malaria Quarterly Bulletin that focuses on the second quarter of 2016. The aim of this bulletin is to inform district, national, and global stake-holders on progress achieved and challenges encountered in malaria control and reduction in Uganda. Most importantly, it is to encourage use of this information at all levels in order to foster improvement of our efforts and to highlight achievements and create awareness for increased resource mobilization & allocation in order to maintain the gains we have achieved.

21 Sep 2016 description

Highlights of the Week

  • Cholera outbreak still ongoing

  • Uganda maintains the target 80% of all health facilities reporting. No district with ≤ 40% of their health facilities reporting.

21 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 6,715 South Sudanese people fled to Uganda on the 19th and 20th September, around 90% of whom crossed in to the country in Arua district. Refugees are increasingly using a number of informal border crossing points, particularly in Busia, Angili and Chakulia. Refugees are reportedly using these new border crossing points to avoid confrontation with armed groups. Other refugees are arriving directly at Ocea Reception Centre. 1,419 new arrivals crossed directly in to Yumbe district.

20 Sep 2016 description

In August 2016, thousands more civilians in South Sudan were forced to flee their homes due to fighting, mainly in the Equatorias and Unity. In all, about 60,000 people fled South Sudan as refugees to neighbouring countries during August, including nearly 50,000 to Uganda. In Central Equatoria, about 12,100 people were displaced in different locations according to partners' estimates. In Western Bahr El Ghazal, more than 2,500 people newly arrived at collective sites in Wau town, while access outside of the town remained restricted.

20 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • 5,869 South Sudanese people fled to Uganda between the 16th and 18th September, the vast majority of whom are using border crossing points in to Arua district. Refugees are increasingly using a number of informal border crossing points, particularly in Busia, Angili and Chakulia. Refugees are reportedly using these new border crossing points to avoid confrontation with armed groups. Other refugees are arriving directly at Ocea Reception Centre.
17 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • 6,420 South Sudanese people fled to Uganda on the 14th and 15th September, the vast majority of whom are using border crossing points in to Arua district. Refugees are increasingly using a number of informal border crossing points, particularly in Busia, Angili and Chakulia. Refugees are reportedly using these new border crossing points to avoid confrontation with armed groups.
  • The number of people who have been forced to flee from South Sudan to countries in the region has now reached more than 1 million.
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.