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18 Jan 2018 description
report New Vision

The traps are to help farmers get prepared before the first planting season sets in

KAMPALA - The Government’s plan of commercialising agriculture could be hampered by the increasing incident of pests and diseases.

Under the plan, the Government identified 12 key priority food items for both food security and income-generation through export.

Maize, which is both a food security crop and an economic crop, is being threatened by various pests and diseases.

17 Jan 2018 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Effects of inter-communal violence that broke out in Ituri region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in December 2017; including abductions and killings in North Kivu resulted in mass displacement and flight of Congolese through Uganda’s South-Western border points in Bunagana, Kisoro district and Lake Albert in Hoima district.

17 Jan 2018 description

242,406 Congolese refugees as of 31 December 2017

46,600 Congolese new arrivals from January to December 2017

11,435 Congolese new arrivals since 1 December 2017

HIGHLIGHTS

16 Jan 2018 description

Key Figures

1,395,146 total refugees and asylum-seekers

  • 1,336,898 bio-metrically registered

  • 58,248 pending bio-metric registration

16 Jan 2018 description

Since gaining independence in 1962, Uganda has provided asylum to people fleeing war and persecution in neighboring countries, especially South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Rwanda and Burundi. Uganda's progressive refugee policy grant refugees freedom of movement, the right to seek employment and establish businesses, and to access public services such as education, health care and justice. In refugee-hosting districts, services are integrated with government service delivery systems, whenever feasible.

16 Jan 2018 description
report Finn Church Aid

Finn Church Aid and Omnia Education Partnerships Oy offer qualification program for refugees living in Uganda.

From spring 2018 on, refugees in Uganda will have the opportunity to graduate from the Finnish Further Qualification in Entrepreneurship. The qualification program is organized by FCA and Omnia Education Partnerships Oy (OEP) in close cooperation with UNHCR.

15 Jan 2018 description
report ACT Alliance

Before they learned how to make soap, the 30 young adult members of the Kuny-derot group didn’t have many options for earning an income. After three days of soap-making training they received a business start-up kit, and now the South Sudanese refugees have a reliable source of income.

12 Jan 2018 description

3,159 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Uganda between the 1st and 31st of December at an average daily rate of 103. The number of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda is 986,140. Refugees continue to report fighting between armed groups, violence and sexual assault, worsening food insecurity and lack of basic services as reasons for fleeing South Sudan. Heavy rains have disrupted the Refugee response in West Nile, Causing damage to infrastructure and property and adversely affecting delivery of services to refugees.

KEY INDICATORS

12 Jan 2018 description

242,406
Congolese refugees as of 31 December 2017

46,600
Congolese new arrivals from January to December 2017

9,995
Congolese new arrivals since 1 December 2017

11 Jan 2018 description

"I feel so happy to see fellow girls getting skills to stand for themselves, to feed their families, and help their parents and neighbours"

By Pius Sawa

KYANGWALI, Uganda, Jan 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In western Uganda's Kyangwali refugee settlement, Tamari Mutesi teaches tailoring to young women who do not go to school.

10 Jan 2018 description

OVERVIEW

On 18 December 2017 violence escalated in Ituri and Nord Kivu provinces of north-east Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), causing displacement and an increased refugee influx into Uganda. At least 7,185 refugees have crossed into west and southwest Uganda. Refugees are being relocated to Kyangwali settlement and the Malembo C site in Hoima district, and Kyaka II settlement in Kyegegwa district. Cross-sectoral response must be strengthened as humanitarian resources and capacities are strained due to the increase in arrivals.

09 Jan 2018 description

242,406
Congolese refugees as of 31 December 2017

46,600
Congolese new arrivals from January to December 2017

8,915
Congolese new arrivals since 1 December 2017

08 Jan 2018 description
report Uganda Red Cross

As Uganda ranks amongst the top African Countries receiving refugees, humanitarian agencies have had to work harder each day to support the ever growing number of refugees and ensure their well-being. Today, Uganda is home to 1.3 Million refugees from South Sudan, majority being mothers and children.

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.

05 Jan 2018 description
  • 242,406 Congolese refugees as of 31 December 2017
  • 46,600 Congolese new arrivals from January to December 2017
  • 7,091 Congolese new arrivals since 1 December 2017

Highlights