By Aidan McQuade
Child labour is, unhappily, sometimes the best option available for very poor families. Yet when children are enslaved, no one cares for their best interests
This monthly digest documents threats and incidents of violence affecting the delivery of humanitarian assistance. It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources. It complements resources that already exist, such as the Aid Worker Security Database, which provides statistics and analysis about attacks against aid workers.
By Louise Bloom, Humanitarian Innovation Project, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, February 9, 2016
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A joint border committee formed to resolve a border dispute between South Sudan and Uganda has started consultative meetings with communities.
The consultations which begun on Monday will be followed by a process of border demarcation spearheaded by a team of surveyors in the presence of an 18 man-committee with representatives from both Uganda and South Sudan.
Uganda’s state Minister for Foreign Affairs Henry Okello Oryem, explained that the demarcation exercise will be conducted mainly in the violence prone areas of the border between Uganda and South Sudan.
- 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.
Syria: The military offensive in Aleppo governorate has displaced more than 40,000 people since late January, and the number of displaced is reported to be increasing. There is concern that a siege of opposition-held areas of Aleppo city is imminent. An estimated 20,000 newly displaced Syrians are stuck at the Bab al Salam crossing along the Syria–Turkey border, as Turkey has denied them entry into Turkish territory.
20,544* Burundian refugees have been received in Uganda since November 2014 (As of 02 February, 2016)
Further breakdown of the above figure:
15,410 Refugees received in Nakivale Refugee Settlement
366 Refugees received in Kyaka II Refugee Settlement
250 Refugees received in Oruchinga Refugee Settlement
83 Refugees received in Kisoro district
4,435 Urban refugees received in Kampala
*statistics are provided by the Government of Uganda Office of the Prime Minister
A total of 11,705 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Uganda in January. For the first four days of February, 425 individuals have been received.
Between January and December 2015, open sources reported 29 times on administrative decisions by states (26) or non-state actors (3) that affected aid agencies’ abilities to deliver aid. Seven reports referred to newly introduced bills, laws or regulations and 22 described specific measures using existing laws or regulations that affected the work of humanitarian organisations or their local partners.
Highlights of the week
- Cholera outbreak in Sironko district continues
Completeness of Reporting
Summary of WFP assistance:
WFP's interventions in Uganda focus on three priority areas: emergency humanitarian action; food and nutrition security; and agriculture and market support, which includes Purchase for Progress (P4P). These are implemented through a Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRR0 200824) for emergency humanitarian action and a country programme (200894) for food and nutrition security and agriculture and market support.
A total of 236,464 Burundian refugees and asylum-seekers have arrived in the neighbouring countries of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Republic of Tanzania, Rwanda, as well as Uganda and Zambia since April 2015.