A total of 13,694 Burundian refugees have arrived in Uganda since the onset of the influx.
During the reporting period, a total of 321 refugees have been received.
The overall arrival trend has reduced, with a daily arrival of less than 100 people.
Kabazana Reception Centre is nearing its capacity of 1,500 individuals. A total of 1,128 individuals are currently residing there-775 Burundians, 299 Congolese, and 54 Rwandans plus one Kenyan.
In Karamoja, crop production is expected to be between 20 and 30 percent of average and three months delayed. The harvest will likely start in September, but household food stocks will likely not be normally replenished, leading to early depletion and poor food access through December. Additionally, households are receiving below average incomes from agricultural labor and will likely not make and household production sales.
Kampala - Government should strengthen its efforts towards revitalising cooperatives so as to improve the livelihoods of farmers and the agricultural sector which is central to Uganda’s economy.
This call was made during the first High Level Dialogue on Agricultural Transformation focusing on revitalising cooperatives for “smart” agriculture and structural socio-economic transformation in Uganda.
Summary of WFP assistance: Although food availability is not a major problem in Uganda, access and utilisation are inadequate in some parts. Stunting is high at 33 percent while underweight (14 percent) and wasting (5 percent) remain a concern. The Karamoja region is known for its chronic food insecurity, poor access to basic social services such as education and health, environmental degradation and recurrent droughts. A combination of these factors has undermined the capacity of households to meet their basic nutritional needs.
On 20th June 2015, Uganda Red Cross Society joined other operating and implementing partners for Adjumani refugee settlements for the celebration of the world refugees’ day 2015 celebrated in Adjumani. The theme of the day was “REFUGEES ARE REGULAR PEOPLE, GET TO KNOW & SUPPORT THEM”. According to guest of honor, Gen. Moses Ali, the 2nd deputy prime minister, the theme reminds us that refugees have capacities just like any other person and these capacities have to be put to use.
Average nominal retail prices for maize grain, sorghum and beans remained high but relatively stable in June across Karamoja. Prices for beans were more expensive in June this year compared to the same period in 2014 by 35.1%.
The terms of trade (TOT) for goats against maize grain continued to deteriorate in June compared to May in Karamoja as a result of a decrease in goats prices. However, TOT for both goats and labour against maize grain were still favourable compared to the same period in June 2014.
REFUGEE SETTLEMENT, Nyumanzi, Uganda – South Sudanese refugee Abiei Anech, 26, nearly lost her life when she ignored the advice of Albert Amoko, a fellow South Sudanese volunteer sitting with her at their community meeting under a tree. "When I came to the settlement, I was pregnant. Amoko visited my house for pregnancy mapping and advised me to go to the health centre for antenatal (check-ups). I did not listen to him, but he came back to my house the next day and insisted that I should go.
The Government of Uganda’s Office of the Prime Minister reports indicate a reduction of daily new arrivals of Burundian refugees to less than fifty per day. A total of 13,390 refugees have arrived in Uganda since November 2014 and the majority are settled in Nakivale camp.
Although Nakivale camp is not new, it has many service gaps especially in WASH, Education and Child Protection systems
KAMPALA – Refugees and members of host communities are set to benefit after a landmark deal was signed between the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) that will bring greater economic prosperity and enhanced self-reliance to thousands of farmers.
Posted by Garrett Moore on Aug 11, 2015
The number of Burundian refugees arriving in Uganda since November 2014 was over 13,000 as at 30 July 2015, with the arrival rate at 100-150/day in the Nakivale settlement.
The total number of refugees in Uganda as at 30 July 2015 is approximately 467,400 of which 44 percent are Congolese, 39 percent are South Sudanese and 5.8 percent are Burundian.
University of California, Davis
Daniel O. Gilligan
International Food Policy Research Institute
Posted by Rachel Finn on Aug 06, 2015
The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI)
Malaria prevention and control is a major U.S. foreign assistance objective, and PMI’s strategy fully aligns with the U.S. Government’s vision of ending preventable child and maternal deaths and ending extreme poverty. Under the PMI Strategy for 2015–2020, the U.S. Government’s goal is to work with PMI-supported countries and partners to further reduce malaria deaths and substantially decrease malaria morbidity toward the long-term goal of elimination.