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By: Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees | 21 June 2017
The New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants: Pathways for a Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework for Refugees in Africa

Madam Chairperson,

Director of Political Affairs,

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KENYA, SOMALIA, ETHIOPIA, SOUTH SUDAN, UGANDA REGIONAL WASH GROUP FEBRUARY 2017

CONTEXT

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Uganda is now facing the world's fastest growing refugee crisis, due to a continuous and unprecedented influx of people fleeing conflict in neighbouring South Sudan among others. The country is now hosting over 1.27 million refugees and asylum seekers.

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Uganda is facing the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world. According to recent data from the UN Refugee Agency, there are currently 950,562 South Sudanese refugees in Uganda, with an estimated 42,000 new arrivals every month, at up to 2000 people per day. 80% of the refugees arriving in Uganda are women and children.

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Uganda receives an average of 42,000 new refugees every month. Amongst their most urgent needs is access to clean water and sanitation. This is critically important for their health and survival.

ACORD in collaboration with HEKS and the Swiss Solidarity Fund has initiated a water and sanitation project to address the increasing demand from the refugee population in Bidibidi settlement, West Nile, Northern Uganda.

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report UN News Service

21 June 2017 – Facing a fast-growing refugee crisis, Uganda is set to host in its capital, Kampala, a 'Solidarity Summit' with the support of the United Nations, to rally international support for refugees and host communities in the form of donations, investments and innovative programmes.

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Disaster Resilience – defined by DFID as “the ability of countries, communities and households to manage change, by maintaining or transforming living standards in the face of shocks or stresses – such as earthquakes, drought or violent conflict – without compromising their long-term prospects” – is now a prominent concept in DFID’s strategy.

With several African countries threatened by famine and fears that climate change is increasing the frequency of extreme weather events, this is an opportune time to assess the performance of DFID’s programming on disaster resilience.

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568.7 M required for 2017 including special situations

123.7 M contributions received, representing 22% of requirements

445.0 M overall funding gap for Uganda

All figures displayed are in USD

21 Jun 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Museveni, donors should do more than raise funds at Kampala conference

On a drizzly morning in early April, South Sudanese soldiers entered the town of Pajok, a trading hub southeast of Juba and opened fire, killing at least a dozen people on the spot. One of them was James, a 25-year-old man with a mental disability.

“The soldiers surrounded the compound and my son refused to move, so they killed him,” Rose, James’ mother, told me when I met her in Palabek, the newest South Sudanese refugee settlement in Uganda.

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KEY FIGURES

488,500*
South Sudanese arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 31 May

1,908,658*
Total South Sudanese refugees as of 31 May 2017 (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)

272,925
Refugees in South Sudan (31 May)

2 million
Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan, including 230,482 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians site

FUNDING

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HIGHLIGHTS

629,682 South Sudanese new arrivals since 8 Jul 2016

272,206 South Sudanese refugees settled in Bidibidi

171,561 South Sudanese refugees settled in Palorinya

81,597 South Sudanese refugees settled in Imvepi

ONGOING MAIN ACTIVITIES

Emergency Response

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(Nairobi, June 21, 2017): The Regional Durable Solutions Secretariat (ReDSS), welcomes the Solidarity Summit on Refugees taking place on the 22nd – 23rd June, 2017 in Kampala, Uganda. The Summit is a key opportunity for the international community and partners to support Uganda’s tremendous effort in implementing its progressive refugee policy model despite hosting large numbers of refugees.

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Avant-propos

Stephen O’Brien, Secrétaire général des Nations Unies aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnateur des secours d’urgence

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Humanitarian Response Plans and Flash Appeals

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report Cordaid

Karamoja, a vast semi-arid landscape in northeastern Uganda, is the country’s most disadvantaged region. The area has high levels of poverty and the lowest level of access to or use of basic health, nutrition and education services. Karamoja is known as pastoralist area, with nomadic herders, however around 90% of the population also lives from crop production. Chronic poverty is largely attributed to drought, climate variability, disease outbreaks, social insecurity and conflict.

Resilience building programs

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KAMPALA, 21 June 2017 - The Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) has contributed 2 million Euros – 8 billion Uganda shillings - to UNICEF’s emergency nutrition and education response to the South Sudanese refugee crisis in Uganda.

“With over 2,000 South Sudanese refugees arriving in Uganda every day since July 2016, Uganda is now host to the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world,” said Isabelle D'Haudt, ECHO’s Humanitarian Advisor for Uganda.