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04 Dec 2016 description

International Development Secretary announces new focus on disability on International Day for People with Disabilities

The UK will lead a step-change in the world’s efforts to end extreme poverty by pushing disability up the global development agenda, International Development Secretary Priti Patel has announced.

To mark International Day for People with Disabilities (3 December) Ms Patel is calling on partners to do more to prioritise reaching the poorest and most excluded by ensuring people with disabilities are not being left behind.

22 Oct 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

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.

19 Oct 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.

17 Oct 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

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.

07 Oct 2016 description

Aide-mémoire N°383
Octobre 2016

Principaux faits

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.
14 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.

11 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.

02 Sep 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

  • 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

29 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.

24 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

 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.

22 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

 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.

04 Jul 2016 description
report Guardian

Holly Young

Being caught in a humanitarian crisis with a disability can lead to abandonment and neglect. How can we make humanitarian response more inclusive?

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.”

28 Jun 2016 description
report Finn Church Aid

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.

13 Jun 2016 description
report ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$ 491,315

Total Pledges: US$ 411,795

Balance Requested: US$ 79,520

Geneva, 13, June 2016

Dear Colleagues,