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23 Apr 2018 description

Introduction

Driven by a combination of conflict, cyclic climatic and development shocks, and underpinned by poor governance, food insecurity, environmental degradation and poverty, displacement in East and Horn of Africa is consistently high, protracted and dynamic. At the end of October 2017, East Africa was home to over half of Africa’s internally displaced people (IDPs) and there were 13.1 million people displaced in the region- with the majority of displaced coming from or inside South Sudan and Somalia, and at least half are children.

29 Mar 2018 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

Aid in Danger partner agency incidents. Partner agencies operated in 12 countries. Partner agencies reported 591 incidents in seven countries and six security measures taken to protect staff, assets and programmes in four countries. The total number of reported incidents below reflects the willingness of agencies to share information. It is not a complete count nor representative. For other incidents recorded by the Aid in Danger project, including from open sources, please see NGO Security Incident Overview.

23 Feb 2018 description
report UN Women

Authors/editor(s): AVAC, Athena Network, Salamander Trust

21 Feb 2018 description

Introduction

Uganda and Togo are countries with many differences yet common challenges. Partially due to changing demographics, the impacts of floods and droughts have increased over the years, destroying livelihoods, infrastructure, and increasing the risk of disease outbreaks. Disasters have a disproportionate impact on the poor and most vulnerable.

The problem

12 Feb 2018 description

Overview

807,000 Congolese refugees expected to be hosted in the region by end 2018

300,000 Congolese refugees expected to be hosted in Uganda by end 2018

78% Of Congolese refugees are women and children

UNHCR Presence 514 national and international staff 15 offices in the country

09 Feb 2018 description

OVERVIEW

The 2018 South Sudan Regional RRP articulates the protection and humanitarian needs of an anticipated 3,135,000 South Sudanese refugees by the end of 2018. The RRP outlines the inter-agency response strategy and financial requirements of 74 partners responding across six countries of asylum. As the South Sudanese refugee crisis enters its fifth year in 2018, it remains the largest refugee situation on the African continent.

31 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

  • The WFP Uganda Country Strategic Plan for 2018 to 2022 was approved by the WFP Executive Board in November 2017, to take effect on 1 January 2018.

  • In 2017, WFP purchased 865 mt of food from small-scale farmer organizations. Out of this, 340 mt was purchased through direct negotiation with the farmers.

  • WFP introduced a beneficiary feedback helpline in Karamoja region and the Kiryandongo refugee settlement. The helpline will be extended to all WFP’s operations in the coming months.

31 Jan 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

KARAMOJA

  • In December, the average retail prices for maize grain increased by 10% compared to November, while the prices for sorghum and beans remained stable. The prices for maize grain and sorghum were significantly higher in Nakapiripirit by 33% and 25% respectively, due to high demand from traders from neighboring districts and regions;

31 Jan 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

KARAMOJA

  • Compared to October, there was a slight reduction in the average retail price for maize grain, sorghum and beans in Karamoja in November 2017 by 3%, 8% and 7% respectively.

  • Annual and long-term average (2013-2016) analysis indicates that average retail prices for maize grain, sorghum and beans were favourable for consumers in November 2017 except for Moroto, Napak and Amudat.

31 Jan 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

KARAMOJA

  • While the average retail price for maize grain and beans were relatively stable, the price for sorghum fell by 7% in October compared to September, due to improved supplies from the September-to-October harvest. Sorghum price was significantly lower in Kaabong, Kotido and Abim by 30-20-13 percent respectively;

30 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

The political crisis that began in Burundi in April 2015 continues to affect the lives of millions of people. An estimated 200,000 people are internally displaced and more than 400,000 have fled to neighbouring countries, primarily the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.5 The security situation remains volatile, with recurrent attacks nationwide disproportionately affecting women and children, who are at greater risk of violence and exploitation.

29 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • In 2017, UNICEF and partners worked with the Government to fulfil the rights of children affected by an unprecedented influx of refugees, disease outbreaks, natural hazards and food insecurity.
    Nutrition, health, child protection, HIV/AIDS, education and WASH services were supported for affected children and women.

  • UNICEF reinforced systems at national and district levels to improve capacity to respond to emergencies, including scaling up high impact health and nutrition, WASH, education and child protection interventions.

29 Jan 2018 description

23,288 new arrivals were registered in Kakuma in 2017. 16,622 (71.4%) are from South Sudan.

75,297 Somalis have been assisted to return to Somalia under the voluntary repatriation programme. 35,407 returned in 2017 alone.

238,152 (49%) refugees reside in Dadaab, 185,154 (38%) in Kakuma and Kalobeyei Settlement and 65,109 (13%) in Nairobi.

Working with Partners

26 Jan 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

In 2017, South Sudan’s civil war entered its fourth year, spreading across the country with new fighting in Greater Upper Nile, Western Bahr al Ghazal, and the Equatorias, featuring highly abusive government counterinsurgency operations. The government continued to restrict media, suppress critics, and unlawfully detain people for perceived opposition.

26 Jan 2018 description
report World Vision

SITUATION HIGHLIGHTS

1 Million+ South Sudan refugees in Uganda

345,279 South Sudanese new arrivals as of 15 October 2017

62% child refugees from South Sudan in Uganda

82% of South Sudan refugees in Uganda are women and children

1.35 Million total number of refugees and asylum seekers in Uganda

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