11,825 refugees were received in Uganda from South Sudan between the 11th and 17th of January. The arrival rate has continued to increase, with a daily average of 1,689 new arrivals, compared to 1,140 in the previous week.
The majority of South Sudanese refugees arrive in Uganda through informal border points, with 529 refugees arriving in Uganda through the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). 5,918 South Sudanese refugees have reached Uganda through the DRC to date.
Air Serv recently celebrated the grand opening of Hangar II, doubling its hangar capacity at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda. With a 32m clear span and an 11m tail door, the new facility can accommodate aircraft as large as the Embraer 175. The roughly 1,900m2 structure also features six shops/storerooms on the hangar floor level, as well as six air conditioned offices and a conference room on the mezzanine level.
- WFP is appealing to donors to fill a critical funding gap of USD 52.1 million over the next six months of its refugee operation.
- The WFP is assisting approximately 800,000 refugees in Uganda in 11 settlements and four transit centres in the West Nile and southwest regions.
- WFP is expanding conditional cash-based transfers in Karamoja as part of the asset-creation safety net.
In February, President Yoweri Museveni, in power for more than 30 years, was declared the winner of the presidential elections. Local observers said the elections were not free and fair, and international electoral observers argued the process failed to meet international standards.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo will allocate €3 million for the reception of South Sudanese refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda. The Belgian Development Cooperation will support a two-year programme of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). In 2016, our country contributed a total of €21.4 million to the humanitarian work of the UN Refugee Agency.
ADJUMANI DISTRICT, Uganda – Things looked bad for the family of Flora and Patrick Anduga in war-ravaged South Sudan. The couple increasingly feared for the safety and welfare of their two children – and the baby they were expecting.
The country is years into a grinding conflict, which has left nearly 5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance.
Average retail prices for maize and sorghum increased by 9% and 10% respectively during the month compared to October. Nakapiripirit experienced the highest increase by 35% and 29% respectively due to increased demand from other districts.
Average retail prices for sorghum were higher in November across all districts compared to November 2015 and the long-term average (2013-2015). Prices for other commodities (maize, beans and maize flour) were relatively stable.
7,984 refugees were received in Uganda from South Sudan between the 4th and 10th of January. After a significant reduction in the number of new arrivals towards the end of 2016, the arrival rate has again increased, with a daily average of 1,140 new arrivals.
The majority of South Sudanese refugees arrive in Uganda through informal border points, with 13 refugees arriving in Uganda through the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). 5,389 South Sudanese refugees have reached Uganda through the DRC to date.
Total people in need: 2.4 million
Total children (<18) in need: 1.5 million
Total people to be reached in 2017: 1.5 million
Total children to be reached in 2017: 1 million
Uganda is host to over 589,573 South Sudan refugees and asylum seekers since 2014; out of which 64% are children.
130,915 South Sudanese children aged 6 to 59 months have been vaccinated against Polio since January 2016.
This year, 3,341 (1,475 boys and 1,866 girls) children born to refugee parents from South Sudan have been registered through the National Mobile Vital Recording system (MVRS). This ensures their right to identity and is a gateway to access services where identification documents are required.
2,103 refugees were received in Uganda from South Sudan between the 28th of December and the 3rd of January. The arrival rate has decreased significantly, with a daily average of 300 new arrivals.
Cooking banana (matoke), dry cassava chips, sorghum, millet, beans, and white maize are important food commodities for Ugandans. The staple food varies by region. Matoke is most important in the central, western, and southwestern regions; millet in the east; and sorghum in the east, north and northeast.
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).
Number of new arrivals between the 21st and 27th December 2016
Daily average of new arrivals between 21st and 27th of December 2016
Staple food prices atypically increasing alongside prospects of below-average harvest
Following below-average 2016 production, some poor households in Karamoja have depleted household food stocks in December, three months earlier than normal. Many are atypically dependent on markets and above-average prices are lowering food access. In Napak, Kaabong, and Moroto, poor households are expected to be in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) in April and May, the peak of the lean season.