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27 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

 The number of South Sudanese refugees fleeing to Uganda increased yesterday, with 3,870 people crossing the border. There has been a steady increase in the rate of new arrivals over the last ten days, with occasional spikes as people have accompanied Uganda military convoys evacuating Ugandans from South Sudan.

26 Jul 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

2,442
Number of new arrivals on Monday 25th July (as per field reports)

37,890
Number of new arrivals since 7th July 2016 (as per field reports)

33,838\*
Number of new arrivals registered since 1st January in Uganda (RIMS) (as of end of June)

229,176\*
Total number of South Sudanese refugees registered in Uganda (RIMS) (as of end of June)

26 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP provided critical assistance as the Government of Uganda opened up a new village complex, to resettle South Sudanese refugees within the Adjumani settlement in northern Uganda.

  • WFP has so far assisted 3,000 refugees and Ugandans in the host communities with training and storage tools for reduced post-harvest food loss.

  • WFP is providing a protection ration to families with children, pregnant women and new mothers affected by moderate acute malnutrition in the Karamoja region.

26 Jul 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

3,701 Number of new arrivals on Sunday 24th July (as per field reports)

2,105 Number of new arrivals on Saturday 23rd July (as per field reports)

3,156 Number of new arrivals on Friday 22nd July (as per field reports)

35,448 Number of new arrivals since 7th July 2016 (as per field reports)

33,838* Number of new arrivals registered since 1st January in Uganda (RIMS) (as of end of June)

229,176* Total number of South Sudanese refugees registered in Uganda (RIMS) (as of end of June)

25 Jul 2016 description
report IRIN

Samuel Okiror

Uganda has received 30,000 refugees in just three weeks and reception facilities are overflowing. Recent fighting in South Sudan has caused a new wave of arrivals, putting pressure on its southern neighbour, which was already hosting half a million refugees.

Read the full article on IRIN

23 Jul 2016 description
report ACT Alliance

1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

On July 9th renewed clashes broke out in the South Sudanese capital of Juba due to a reported power struggle between the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) in the government and the SPLA opposition.

22 Jul 2016 description
report Save the Children

Media Contact
Media@savechildren.org

Fairfield, Conn. (July 22, 2016) - More than 2,000 refugees are arriving in Northern Uganda daily after fleeing the on-going threat of violence in war-torn South Sudan. 90% of the people crossing are women and children, including vulnerable mothers with newborn babies.

22 Jul 2016 description

LWF received more than 12,000 people this week

(LWI) – Following violent clashes in South Sudan, thousands of South Sudanese have now arrived in Uganda to seek refuge in the neighboring country.

Most are entering through Elegu collection center at the border between South Sudan and Uganda, which has been managed by The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) since December 2013.

22 Jul 2016 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andreas Needham – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 22 July 2016, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

By: Andreas Needham | 22 July 2016

22 Jul 2016 description

The media, being one of the key partners, the Ministry and its partners have implored the media to support their efforts towards strengthening routine immunization coverage countrywide. Journalists from the print, electronic and online media were oriented and sensitized on delivering appropriate educational messages to the public on the benefits of immunization.

21 Jul 2016 description

Despite Uganda’s generous policy towards refugees, the latest influx is putting the country’s resources under strain.

By: Michael O'Hagan | 21 July 2016


Refugees from South Sudan arrive at a UNHCR collection centre on the South Sudan border in Egelo, Uganda. © UNHCR/Will Swanson

ADJUMANI, Uganda – Lucy Lul says she realised war was coming when she heard there was a convoy of vehicles on the road from Juba, the capital of South Sudan, to Uganda.

21 Jul 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

3,262 Number of new arrivals Wednesday 20th July (as per field reports)

18,149 Number of new arrivals since 7th July 2016 (as per field reports)

33,838* Number of new arrivals registered since 1st January in Uganda (RIMS) (as of end of June)

229,176* Total number of South Sudanese refugees registered in Uganda (RIMS) (as of end of June)

*Figures (not updated daily) according to Uganda Government Refugee Information Management System (RIMS)

21 Jul 2016 description

In a bid to intensify efforts towards the management of the Malaria epidemic in Northern Uganda, the Ministry of Health is undertaking Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) in 10 epidemic districts this September. The exrecise is intended to contribute to the objective of achieving and sustaining protection of at least 85% of the population at risk of malaria through recommended Malaria prevention measures by 2017.

21 Jul 2016 description
report New Vision

By Cecilia Okoth

KAMPALA - The ministry of health has enough stock of vaccines to cater for South Sudan child refugees who have since last week fled their country due to political instability.

Dr. Henry Luzze, who is the deputy manager of Uganda National Expanded Program on Immunisation, said the immunisation program at the ministry is prepared for all eventualities including migrating populations.

19 Jul 2016 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Leo Dobbs – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 19 July 2016, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

The number of people seeking shelter and safety in Uganda from South Sudan has risen significantly in the past few days and we believe the influx will keep growing in the days ahead as tensions remain high across the border.

18 Jul 2016 description

In view of fighting in South Sudan, notably Juba, UNHCR has activated preparations to implement the inter-agency refugee contingency plan in Uganda.

Even if the ceasefire continues to hold, spikes in influx between 10 000-30 000 South Sudanese refugees are anticipated.

Currently the passage through the Elegu border appears to be closed on the South Sudan side. This poses the risk that those fleeing enter through other border points, where UNHCR is not present. If the Elegu passage opens there is a high risk of influxes with unprecedented arrival rates.

18 Jul 2016 description

The number of Ugandans dying from HIV/AIDS-related illness has reduced by 50.7% in one year, according to the new report from the Ministry of Health. This,according to the Minister of Health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, is “great progress” in Uganda’s quest towards containing the HIV/AIDS scourge.

According to Dr. Aceng, 31000 people with HIV died in 2014, down from 63,000 in 2013, a reduction of 32,000 deaths. AIDS-related deaths were 67,000 in 2010 and over 75,000 in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

15 Jul 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Sparse Investigations Fuel Conflict in Rwenzori Region

The Ugandan government should investigate the killings of at least 50 people in the Rwenzori region, 17 of them by security forces, between February and April 2016, and make the findings public, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to the police inspector general.