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THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,
Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,
Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1 , and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,
Having regard to Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union ('Overseas Association Decision')2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,
Additional EU assistance of €15 million will help scale up the response to surging humanitarian needs in the drought-stricken country.
People in need of humanitarian assistance
4.8 million (1)
People living at crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity
3.6 million (1)
Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) caseload
2.2 million (1)
Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) caseload
573 000 (1)
(1) HNO 2017
The full implementation of this version of the HIP is conditional upon the necessary appropriations being made available from the 2017 general budget of the European Union.
AMOUNT: 132 250 000 EUR
Facts & Figures In 2017:
5.6 million people in need of food assistance
3.9 million people in need of water trucking
3 million acutely malnourished children & women including 300 000 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition
1.9 million households need support to keep livestock alive
Almost 10% of the population chronically vulnerable to food insecurity
Since 1 July 2016, Uganda has received an unprecedented influx of refugees from South Sudan. By October, the total number of new arrivals from South Sudan alone since the beginning of the year was more than 330 000 (as of 1 November). An overwhelming majority (more than 80%) of the new arrivals are women and children.