Humanitarian funding analysis: Uganda – influx of refugees from South Sudan

  1. Key points
  • According to the United Nation’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA)’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS), donors have not yet committed/contributed any funding in 2016 for the South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRP). Outside of the appeal, the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO), Denmark and Sweden have committed/contributed US$5.8 million to Uganda.
  • The UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) will allocate US$18 million to Uganda for support to internally displaced persons, refugees and host communities as part of its first allocation round from the underfunded emergencies window in 2016.
  • The 2015 South Sudan RRP requested US$657.8 million, US$220.6 million of which was to support South Sudanese refugees in Uganda. 28% of requirements were met for the overall Response Plan and 26% for the Uganda component specifically.
  • According to the 2016 Global Humanitarian Overview, the South Sudan RRP is requesting US$599.9 million for South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda – 26% less than the amount requested in 2015. A UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) update of 12 January 2016 estimates Uganda’s requirements within the South Sudan RRP at US$164.3 million.
    -According to UNHCR, the districts of Adjumani, Kiryandongo and Arua host the largest numbers of South Sudanese refugees. They are also the districts with the least resources and capacity for the provision of local services, based on an analysis of local government budgets conducted by Development Initiatives.