- Uganda: Emergency Update on the South Sudan Refugee Situation Inter-Agency Daily #42 | 20th – 21st September 2016
- UNICEF Uganda – South Sudanese Refugee Crisis Situation Report, 20-26 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)
180.6 M required for 2016
79.6 M contributions received, representing 44% of requirements
101.0 M funding gap for the Burundi Situation
Average prices for maize grain reduced across Karamoja in August compared to July by 10% due to increased supply from farmers.
However, prices for both maize and sorghum were higher this year compared to August 2015 and the long-term average 2013-2015 signifying increasing costs of living.
Pastoralists benefited from the high goat prices during the month as Muslims prepared for Eid Al-Adha.
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.
- 1.61 million internally displaced people (OCHA est.)
- 1,009,854 South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR est.)
- 169,418 people seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS est.)
- 4.8 million people in emergency or crisis level food insecurity (IPC, May - July 2016)
- UNHAS cargo deliveries have exceeded pre-July crisis levels as agencies continue to scale up assistance to meet increased humanitarian needs.
- Average number of South Sudanese arriving per day in Uganda exceeds 3,000.
- Inflation levels …
Following a brief period of suppressed rainfall, Guatemala registers heavy precipitation during the last week
Africa Weather Hazards
Prolonged heavy rainfall during the season throughout the Niger River basin has triggered flooding and inundation along the Niger River in Mali, Niger, and Nigeria. Inundation is also expected to be greater than it has been for many years through the inner Niger delta.
• 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.
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.
by Kagondu Njagi
Could growing cassava and sweet potato help Somali families become more resilient to drought?
SELELE, Uganda, Sept 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Amina Shale, a Somali farmer, says worsening droughts and ever more unpredictable weather are making getting a crop ever harder.
"It can take a whole year before the rains come," she complained. "Growing crops like tomatoes is very tiring because I have to water them at least twice a day."
The figures for forced migration are staggering and unprecedented. And yet the movement of people is a symptom of a crisis, not the cause. Until there is a global reduction in violence and conflict, the problem will continue to get worse.
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.
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