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03 Aug 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

By the end of 2017, Uganda had made history. Uganda had grown to be among the largest refugee hosting countries in the world with reportedly over 1.4 million refugees seeking safety from within its borders. To date, the vast majority of the arrivals are refugees fleeing conflict in South Sudan, yet substantial numbers of people have arrived from countries such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Burundi, Somalia, Eritrea, and Ethiopia.

20 Mar 2018 description

Kantande underscores refugee registration as the prerogative and the inalienable duty of the Government of Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda (UNHCR)—UNHCR Representative in Uganda, Bornwell Kantande, has praised the collaboration between registration teams from the Office of the Prime Minister and UNHCR as the rollout of the countrywide verification of refugees takes effect.

23 Feb 2018 description

KEY AREAS OF CRRF APPLICATION

Djibouti

• Builds on two pledges made at the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees (20 September 2016):
1. Adopt a new refugee law giving more rights to refugees
2. Provide quality education to all refugee children.

Ethiopia

07 Jan 2018 description
report EastAfrican

In Summary
- Uganda now is dealing with a fresh influx of asylum seekers from the Democratic Republic of Congo, who are fleeing inter-communal violence in the country’s volatile Ituri region.
- The new arrivals compound the emergency situation for asylum seekers in Uganda, which last year become host of the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis with South Sudanese refugees crossing the one million mark.

25 Sep 2017 description

Experts from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda convened in Entebbe, Uganda, to identify and discuss opportunities to strengthen cross-border interventions for guinea worm disease eradication. Participants mapped a joint action plan for 2018 to strengthen surveillance, communication and coordination for guinea worm disease eradication. They further charted a strategy to strengthen cross-border surveillance among refugees to prevent the disease from spilling over to refugee host-communities.

03 Jul 2017 description

Gunman suspected of trying to harm refugees

  • First reported attacks in Uganda since war started

  • Uganda hosts about one million South Sudan refugees

  • Gunman suspected of trying to harm refugees

By Elias Biryabarema

GBARI, Uganda, July 3 (Reuters) - Men wearing South Sudanese military uniforms have launched two raids on a hamlet over the border in Uganda in recent weeks, residents said, stealing cattle and raising fears that a near four-year-old conflict is spreading.

27 Jun 2017 description
report EastAfrican

In Summary

  • Refugee Solidarity summit in Kampala brought in pledges of $358.6m (Ushs1.25 trillion), which although was praised by President Museveni and the UN Secretary General António Guterres as a good starting point, is still far less of the earlier intended goal by $1.6b (Ushs5 trillion).

  • The lukewarm response to Uganda’s solidarity with a refugee population of close to 1.3 million refugees out of which 950,000 are from South Sudan, is a reflection of the growing void in humanitarian aid funding for the South Sudan crisis.

20 Jun 2017 description

By the end of 2016, Uganda was home to 940,800 refugees, originating from South Sudan (640,008), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (205,023), Burundi (40,742), Somalia (30,689), Rwanda (15,231), Eritrea (4,511), Sudan (2,545) and Ethiopia (2,002). By the end of May 2017, Uganda was home to 1,277,476 refugees, originating from South Sudan (947,427), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (204,413), Burundi (34,241), Somalia (25,321), Rwanda (13,907), Eritrea (4,310), Sudan (2,549) and Ethiopia (1,798). By the end of 2016, Uganda had the fifth-largest refugee population after Turkey …

20 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

No country in the world has taken more refugees over the past 12 months than Uganda.

Kampala/Nairobi, 20 June 2017 – As more than 1,000 children continue to flee South Sudan, on average every day in search of safety, the region’s refugee crisis has become a children’s crisis, UNICEF said today, on World Refugee Day.

08 Jun 2017 description
report World Bank

LES POINTS MARQUANTS

  • Les pays africains montrent l’exemple en introduisant des politiques qui veillent à rendre les réfugiés autonomes et, parallèlement, à aider les communautés d’accueil.

  • Cette nouvelle approche de la gestion des réfugiés adoptée par les gouvernements africains s’articule autour de la résilience et de l’inclusion sociale.

15 May 2017 description

GENEVA – The UN Refugee Agency and the World Food Programme today urged donors to step up support for desperate refugees fleeing South Sudan. Humanitarian agencies are seeking US$ 1.4 billion to provide life-saving aid to South Sudanese refugees in the six neighbouring countries until the end of 2017 – according to an updated response plan presented in Geneva on Monday.

The South Sudanese refugee response plan so far remains only 14 per cent funded.

04 Nov 2016 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Cécile Pouilly – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

By: Cécile Pouilly

South Sudan’s conflict, which has spawned one of the world’s biggest humanitarian crises, is continuing to generate vast suffering and huge volumes of displacement. Data for the month of October shows that on average 3,500 people fled to neighbouring countries each day – Uganda, DRC, Ethiopia and Sudan.

04 Nov 2016 description
report Refugee Law Project

By Charles Waddimba (Published 4th November 2016)

Uganda is home to 695,386 refugees and asylum seekers (Office of the Prime Minister, September 2016) mostly originating from neighboring countries within the Great Lakes Region of Africa such as South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia, Gambia, Benin, Ethiopia, and Eritrea among others. This number is likely to rise still further given the political upheaval in Burundi and South Sudan.

21 Dec 2015 description
report Pulitzer Center

JAE LEE

Francis Kyakulaga, a district sanitation manager, and I had finished eating a meal at the ground floor restaurant of the Mwaana Hotel on the Trans-African Highway in Uganda. During the meal, we noticed an increasing commotion in the hotel lobby area, and Kyakulaga asked a man what was happening. He informed us that someone had collapsed upstairs.

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03 Mar 2015 description

Kampala, 3 March 2015 — Climate stresses and limited adaptive capacity are increasing Africa´s vulnerability to climate change. For example, Uganda currently is exposed to impacts of climate change as a large majority of its total population is dependent economically on rain-fed agriculture.

27 Jan 2015 description

14 October, Kampala – A half-day meeting of ministers in-charge of Karamoja Cluster affairs from Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda that convened in Kampala’s Munynyo Commonwealth resort today concluded with the launch of an annual ministerial forum as well as a collective commitment on harmonizing peace, security and development initiatives across the Cluster.

19 Jul 2014 description

PARIS/NEW YORK—Approximately 10,000 refugee children in a camp in northern Uganda will begin receiving vaccinations against pneumococcal disease, one of the leading causes of death for children living in refugee camps, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Mèdecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today.

24 Jan 2014 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 24 January 2014, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

Today, UNHCR is starting a mass immunization campaign in northern Uganda to prevent the spread of measles among South Sudanese refugees. The Ugandan Ministry of Health has confirmed an outbreak of measles among the more than 59,000 South Sudanese refugees who have arrived in the country since clashes began in South Sudan in mid-December.

23 Jan 2014 description

In the past month alone, more than 89,000 South Sudanese people have fled the country and crossed into Kenya, Ethiopia, and Uganda to escape fighting in their homeland. At present, there are still more than 1,000 people per day undertaking long journeys by foot, bus, or truck, bringing only what they carry, and arriving across the border short on food and in need of medical care.