- South Sudan Situation: Uganda Refugee Response Plan - Midyear Update, Jan-Jun 2017
- UNICEF Uganda Humanitarian Situation Report - 1-30 September 2017
- FEWS NET Uganda: Key Message Update, September 2017
Appeals & Funding
- Uganda: 2017 Refugee Humanitarian Needs Overview - South Sudan, Burundi and DRC Refugee Response Plans
- 2017 South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan Revised (May 2017)
- Horn of Africa cross-border drought action plan 2017: Required response to safeguard livestock-based livelihoods in cross-border areas of Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda, March – June 2017
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017
- 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
Gordon Lewis, a Salvationist from the UK, is heading up The Salvation Army's team in Uganda. Here he writes about the terrible situation he has witnessed and also about how The Salvation Army is attempting to improve the lives of people who have lost everything.
Children are suffering terribly because of the current crisis in Uganda. Hundreds of children have been killed and hundreds more forcibly abducted from their families, while many thousands have fled to the squalor but relative safety of IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) camps.
THE Salvation Army has launched an appeal to help fund its emergency response to the current humanitarian disasters in Africa. The Africa Crisis Appeal -- coordinated through International Headquarters -- will be used initially to fund relief programmes in Uganda. Any future work in Chad -- providing assistance to people fleeing Sudan -- will also be funded through the appeal.
Captain Mike McKee, Field Operations Officer for The Salvation Army's International Emergency Services team, visited Uganda, assessing how The Salvation Army can provide desperately-needed relief to some of the victims of the African country's 'forgotten' disaster. He reports here on some of the people he met whose situations represent those faced by well over a million others:
Members of The Salvation Army's International Emergency Services team on a fact-finding visit to northern Uganda have been appalled by the conditions faced by many people, particularly children. More than a million people are crammed into 188 'official' camps in northern Uganda, but basic provision of health facilities, water and sanitation are almost non-existent. Education is also severely affected, with the ratio of children to teachers being as high as 300 to one.
In a world increasingly led by media interest, the 'forgotten' crisis in Uganda continues to grow. While attention has been distracted by emergencies elsewhere, the situation in Uganda's northern districts has worsened, with increasingly terrifying rebel attacks on civilian targets and growing congestion in camps which already lack adequate sanitation facilities. The Salvation Army is determined to do more to help and is sending a team to the area to assess the need and plan its response.