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30 Sep 2016 description

Food security improves in Karamoja with ongoing harvest

Key Messages

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

KARAMOJA

  • 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.

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.

22 Sep 2016 description

written by: Arden Jobling-Hey

This year, in recognition of International Peace Day, we celebrate the theme Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace. When we speak about building blocks, it’s hard not to immediately think about children. Specifically, the millions of refugee children around the world currently displaced by war in places like Jordan, the Democratic Republic of Congo or South Sudan.

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

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.
19 Sep 2016 description

In Numbers

620,000 refugees in Uganda

500,000 refugees assisted by WFP

1.4 million people in need of food assistance

Highlights

  • WFP is implementing an immediate response emergency operation (IR-EMOP) to assist South Sudanese refugees who arrived in northern Uganda after renewed conflict in their country in July.

  • WFP and partners have agreed to scale up cash transfers among longer staying refugees from 60,000 currently to 140,000 by the end of 2016.

19 Sep 2016 description

Thousands of refugees fleeing violence and human rights violations in South Sudan benefit from major aid operation.

By: Charlie Yaxley

KAMPALA, Uganda – Thousands of refugees fleeing violence and human rights violations in South Sudan have begun to benefit from a major aid operation following the arrival of a Boeing 747 aircraft in Entebbe on Sunday morning carrying more than 100 tonnes of emergency relief items.

19 Sep 2016 description

DUBAI, 17th September, 2016 (WAM)--A UAE plane carrying over 100 tonnes of aid will leave for Entebbe, Uganda, early on Sunday to deliver vital relief supplies to more than 60,000 South Sudanese refugees who have flocked to the Ugandan border, fleeing from the conflict in South Sudan.

This immediate response follows the directives of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to ease the suffering of the refugees in Sudan.

18 Sep 2016 description

DUBAI, 17th September, 2016 (WAM)--A UAE plane carrying over 100 tonnes of aid will leave for Entebbe, Uganda, early on Sunday to deliver vital relief supplies to more than 60,000 South Sudanese refugees who have flocked to the Ugandan border, fleeing from the conflict in South Sudan.

This immediate response follows the directives of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to ease the suffering of the refugees in Sudan.

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

By the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre

Uganda Red Cross Society deployed the first Red Cross unmanned aerial vehicle – a drone – in Africa to monitor the situation at a vast refugee camp on the border with South Sudan. The drone footage from northern Uganda revealed that a swathe of countryside is becoming home for the hundreds of people crossing the border each day.