Appeals & Response Plans
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Tanzania: Earthquake - Sept 2016
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - Jul 2016
- Uganda: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Apr 2016
- Uganda: Measles Outbreak - Aug 2013
- Uganda: Cholera Outbreak - May 2013
- Uganda: Floods - May 2013
- Uganda: Marburg Fever Outbreak - Oct 2012
- Uganda: Ebola Outbreak - Jul 2012
- Uganda: Landslides - Jun 2012
Maps & Infographics
East Africa’s economic growth is among the fastest in the world and its countries are becoming increasingly integrated and interdependent. USAID supports regional institutions, including the East African Community (EAC), the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and their member states to address issues that require collaboration between countries.
Uganda hosts the largest population of refugees and asylum-seekers in Africa. As of November 2017 nearly 1.4 million refugees and asylum-seekers have sought shelter in Uganda, including more than 1 million South Sudanese. Furthermore, 61 percent of the refugee population in Uganda is under 18 years of age.
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Cholera transmission declines countrywide, persists in Budi and Juba counties
WFP reaches 4.5 million people with food assistance to date in 2017
Relief actors record 830 humanitarian access incidents from January–September
We can combat global hunger and malnutrition, but it takes a holistic approach to ensure long-lasting impact
World hunger is on the rise. Today, nearly one in 10 people around the world suffer from hunger.
The solution to combatting hunger seems simple — get food to people in need when they need it. And while we have answered the call time and time again in response to crises and humanitarian need, supporting food security requires much more than filling people’s bellies.
What Is Multisectoral Nutrition Programming and Why Is It Important?
UN records more than 130 humanitarian access incidents in July, a 30 percent increase from June
WFP reaches 4.2 million beneficiaries to date in 2017, exceeds 2016 total
South Sudanese refugees surpass 1 million in Uganda, exceed projections in Sudan
In July, relief organizations recorded the highest number of monthly humanitarian access incidents in South Sudan since 2016, underscoring the arduous operating environment.
Acting as farmers, caregivers, and meal managers, women in Uganda are the gatekeepers of nutrition and health for their families. Harnessing these women's critical role, the USAID-funded Lead Mother initiative gets women involved in delivering better nutrition and health to farming households through biofortified crops, which are bred to have higher levels of vital micronutrients.
Uganda hosts the largest population of refugees and asylum-seekers in Africa. As of July 2017, more than 1.3 million people displaced from other nations are currently seeking refuge in Uganda, of whom nearly 978,000 are South Sudanese.
Increased attacks on humanitarian personnel and property hinder humanitarian access
UN registers nearly 1 million South Sudanese refugees in Uganda
WFP provides emergency food assistance to 3.4 million people in South Sudan
Dire food insecurity persists despite UN removal of Famine designation in Unity
Approximately 6 million people projected to be severely food insecure in July
USG announces $199 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the South Sudan response
Ongoing violence displaces an additional 200,000 people in April
Health actors report suspected cholera cases in Aburoc
USG announces $142 million in new humanitarian assistance
Violence across South Sudan displaced an additional 200,000 people in April, increasing the total number of displaced people to 3.8 million, including 2 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) and 1.8 million refugees sheltering in neighboring countries.