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31 Dec 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation in Numbers

Refugees & Asylum Seekers in Uganda
112,741 of South Sudanese children affected (OPM December 16, 2015)

173,447 of affected South Sudanese people (OPM December 16, 2015)

149,164 of affected South Sudanese women & children (OPM December 16, 2015)

511,867 of refugees and asylum seekers in Uganda (OPM December 16, 2015)

UNICEF Appeal 2015

31 Dec 2015 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

31 Dec 2015 description

SUMMARY POINTS

  • Maize grain, was the single most traded commodity in the East Africa region in 2015 as depicted in Figure 1. There were also significant informal cross-border trade of dry beans, cooking bananas, locally produced rice, sorghum, sesame; imported sugar, wheat and flour.

  • Most of the primary staple food commodities were informally traded while a majority of the processed food commodities were formally traded in the region in 2015.

31 Dec 2015 description

Introduction

The civil unrest in Burundi has led to an outflow of over 210,000 refugees (as of 31 October 2015) to neighbouring countries of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Tanzania, and as far away as Uganda and Zambia. It started in Bujumbura in April 2015, with a peak in June, ahead of the contested Presidential election that took place on 21 July 2015. Since then, a tense political crisis and a climate of fear and intimidation have spread throughout the country.

29 Dec 2015 description

KEY FIGURES

17,645 * Burundian refugees have been received in Uganda since November 2014 (As of 16 December, 2015)

Further breakdown of the above figure:

3,204 Refugees received in Nakivale Refugee Settlement
292 Refugees received in Kyaka II Refugee Settlement
208 Refugees received in Oruchinga Refugee Settlement
98 Refugees received in Kisoro Refugee Settlement
3,843 Urban refugees received in Kampala
*statistics are provided by the Government of Uganda Office of the Prime Minister

29 Dec 2015 description

Average to above-average harvests expected in bimodal Uganda

KEY MESSAGES

  • In bimodal areas, harvesting of second season crops has begun. Above average rainfall from October to December, driven in part by El Niño, has supported average to above-average crop production. Food stocks are likely to last through March, and the expected seasonal decline in staple prices should further improve poor households’ access to food. Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity is expected through March 2016.

29 Dec 2015 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

29 Dec 2015 description
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The current Burundi refugee situation began late April 2015 with the initial arrival of 210 persons of concern. The months that followed saw a significantly high number of persons of concern arrivng in Tanzania, mainly through Kagunga, a tiny border village along Lake Tanganyika and other entry point in Buhigwe district. The population was assisted to relocate to Nyarugusu camp, which was laready host to 65,000 persons of concern, mainly DR Congolese.

27 Dec 2015 description

Highlights of the week

  • Cholera outbreak in Kampala, Busia, Wakiso, Mbale districts

  • Guinea declared by WHO Ebola free

Completeness of Reporting

25 Dec 2015 description

The current Burundi refugee situation began late April 2015 with the initial arrival of 210 persons of concern. The months that followed saw a significantly high number of persons of concern arrivng in Tanzania, mainly through Kagunga, a tiny border village along Lake Tanganyika and other entry point in Buhigwe district. The population was assisted to relocate to Nyarugusu camp, which was laready host to 65,000 persons of concern, mainly DR Congolese.

25 Dec 2015 description
report Government of Japan
  1. The Government of Japan made a voluntary contribution of approximately €48,000 to the Trust Fund for Victims (TFV) at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

24 Dec 2015 description
23 Dec 2015 description

(Nairobi, 23 December 2015): The El Nino global climatic event has since May been the major driver of new humanitarian needs in the Horn of Africa region. Enhanced rainfall continues in parts of Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda, and persistent drought has been reported in parts of Eritrea, Ethiopia, South Sudan, northern Uganda and in the north-western and north-eastern parts of Somalia.

23 Dec 2015 description
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The current Burundi refugee situation began late April 2015 with the initial arrival of 210 persons of concern. The months that followed saw a significantly high number of persons of concern arrivng in Tanzania, mainly through Kagunga, a tiny border village along Lake Tanganyika and other entry point in Buhigwe district. The population was assisted to relocate to Nyarugusu camp, which was laready host to 65,000 persons of concern, mainly DR Congolese.