- FEWSNET Uganda: Key Message Update, July 2016
- 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
Appeals & Funding
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016
- UNHCR: Revised South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan (Jan-Dec 2016)
- 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.
- 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.
Summary of major updates to the emergency appeal
15,562 South Sudanese people have fled to Uganda from 9th September to 13th September 2016, the vast majority of whom are using the 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.
9,252 South Sudanese people have fled to Uganda on 7 and 8 September 2016 with majority of new arrivals coming from Oraba Entry Point and Kuluba Collection Point of Koboko district.
- Daily arrival figures from July 2016 are based on manual emergency registration or head-counts/wrist-banding. Confirmed figures will be available as the new arrivals undergo biometric registration. Figures prior to July are from the Government’s Refugee Information Management System (RIMS).
1,813 Number of new arrivals on Thursday 1st September
2,025 Number of new arrivals on Wednesday 31st August
4,854 people have fled to Uganda over the past three days, 1,293 on Friday, 2,059 on Saturday and 1,502 on Sunday.
848 people crossed in to Uganda using the Elegu (Adjumani axis) border point, 143 in Moyo, 18 in Lamwo and 3,845 in Oraba. More than three times as many people crossed in Oraba than Elegu, the latter of which had previously been the main point of entry. This reflects that most new arrivals in Uganda are now mostly fleeing from Central Equatoria, as compared to Eastern Equatoria in earlier weeks.
2,700 people have fled to Uganda over the past two days, 1,386 on Monday and 1,314 on Sunday.
Oraba continues to be the main border crossing point, and is now receiving nearly twice as many new arrivals on a daily basis than Elegu. This reflects the fact that most people arriving in Uganda in recent days are fleeing from Central Equatoria.
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.
Appeal Target: US$ 825,000
Balance Requested: US$ 660,400
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When the shooting started Simplice Lenguy told his wife to take their children and run. It was 5 December 2013, and the war in Central African Republic (CAR) had arrived on his doorstep. “I couldn’t go fast with my canes and I didn’t want them to wait for me,” says Simplice. “All our friends and relatives had already fled in fear.”
The Adjumani district lies in the north of Uganda, a stone’s throw away from the troubles of South Sudan. It is here where you will find the largest population of South Sudanese refugees, fleeing murder, rape and unconscionable cruelty where even the disabled have been reported to have been burnt alive. However, crossing the border into the relative safety of northern Uganda does not spell the end of the journey for many of these families – especially those that are also caring for disabled children.
Appeal Target: US$ 491,315
Total Pledges: US$ 411,795
Balance Requested: US$ 79,520
Geneva, 13, June 2016
2016 is set to be an important year for a programming shift in the Kenya refugee operation. Reorientation from traditional care and maintenance in the camps, towards truly solutions-oriented programming, is starting to take root in response to the new circumstances and unprecedented global challenges.
Total number of South Sudanese refugees and asylum-seekers registered and active in Uganda as of 12 April 2016.
Pre-December 2013 caseload
Post-December 2013 caseload.
South Sudanese refugees received in Uganda in 2016 alone (as of 31 March)
*note that figures are likely to fluctuate slightly in the coming weeks as the results of the verification exercise in Adjumani are reflected.
In 2016 over 125 million people living in crisis-affected countries are in need of humanitarian assistance. The humanitarian community is committed to providing aid to over 87 million of those in need. The risks to health posed by humanitarian emergencies are at an all-time high. Developments such as climate change, urbanization, population growth and worsening civil conflict are increasing the frequency and severity of many types of emergencies. Attacks on health workers and health facilities are also on the rise.
An increasing majority (nearly 60 percent) of refugees live in cities, a figure that will continue to rise as camps become an option of last resort. This new reality necessitates a monumental shift in humanitarian response, requiring policy makers, donors, and practitioners to develop new programming that addresses the protection concerns of refugees in urban contexts.