Appeals & Response Plans
- Uganda: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2018
- 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
Maps & Infographics
Most read reports
- The Democratic Republic of Congo Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) January 2019 - December 2020
- Communication as Aid; Using music and drama to disseminate Ebola prevention messages in Kabarole district, South Western Uganda
- Uganda and DRC bordering districts agree to intensify cross-border surveillance to tackle Ebola
- Govt to construct 900 houses for landslide survivors
- New education programme launched for 100,000 refugee and Ugandan children
Feeding the family is a daily struggle for many refugees. But with a small helping hand, groups of refugee women have been able to start thriving small businesses to support their families.
One of the biggest biometric verification processes ever undertaken has confirmed that Uganda is hosting 1.1 million refugees, by far the largest number in Africa and the third largest worldwide. With the scale of the crisis now confirmed, the international community should ensure the response is appropriately funded. As the end of the year approaches, the 2018 response plan has received just 42% of the required funds.
In mid-2016, the conflict in South Sudan spread into the southern region of Equatoria, which borders Uganda. Officials registered 600,000 South Sudanese refugees crossing the border into northern Uganda between July 2016 and April 2017. Bidibidi settlement, in Uganda’s Yumbe district, was opened in August 2016 to accommodate some of this refugee flow. By December 2016 the settlement was closed to new arrivals as the largest refugee settlement in the world.
INVESTING IN TEACHERS IS CRITICAL FOR REFUGEE CHILDREN, NEW SAVE THE CHILDREN REPORT FINDS
Four million refugee children around the world are out of school – missing out on their right to an education due to displacement, poverty and exclusion. For refugee children who are in school, teachers matter more than any single factor and serve on the frontline in delivering on the world’s promise to provide all refugee children with a quality education, according to a new report by Save the Children.
Save the Children is concerned at the news of five new cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) confirmed over the last few days, two of which were identified in the Health Zone of Tchomia, in Ituri Province. Located on Lake Albert, Tchomia is 62 km south of the provincial capital of Bunia, close to the Uganda border, and approximately 200 kilometres from the DRC’s 10th Ebola outbreak in Beni, North Kivu.
Endorsed by: Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA); AVSI; BRAC; CARE; Danish Refugee Council (DRC); Finn Church Aid (FCA); Food for the Hungry; Humanity & Inclusion; Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC); Oxfam; Plan; Save the Children; VSO; War Child Holland; Windle International Uganda; World Vision; ZOA
The launch of Uganda's new Education Response Plan for Refugees and Host Communities (ERP) is an opportunity to ensure a better future for hundreds of thousands of children.
The Government of Uganda, Partners in Development, UN agencies and NGOs, today launch a new Plan that if funded will provide quality education for hundreds of thousands of refugee and host community children in Uganda.
Four major international NGOs launch an innovative and ambitious new education project, aiming to get thousands of out-of-school refugees and Ugandan children back into education.
The INCLUDE project will use accelerated education methods to teach children who have missed out on years of school. It provides interactive computer games to promote learning, helps children who have fled war to cope with the stress of their experiences, and engages communities to identify their own priorities for improvement.
Four major international NGOs today launch an innovative and ambitious new education project, aiming to get thousands of out-of-school refugee and Ugandan children back into education.
Uganda is now Africa’s largest host country, with over 1.4 million refugees seeking safety and a future there. Last week I visited one of the Early Childhood Development Centres and Child Friendly Spaces that SCUK supports through the Children’s Emergency Fund (CEF). Kyangwali is a large refugee settlement, spread across green hills as far as the eye can see, home to tens of thousands of people – new arrivals from DRC, host communities living side by side with refugees, and communities from DRC and S.Sudan who have lived in the area for years.
27 June 2018: Joint statement by 26 international NGOs in Uganda on the need for urgent action to address gaps in funding for the refugee response.
This year we could unlock education’s unique power to help refugees – but only if we know exactly how we are going to do it and where the money is going to come from. That’s why, for World Refugee Day, Save the Children has released a new report – a practical global plan to get every refugee child into school.
This Second Round of Funding Builds on Initial $6.7 Million Grant Program
As thousands of Congolese refugees arrive in Uganda each week, a new assessment by Save the Children has found that 10% of newly arrived children said they were raped during their journey to Uganda.
Around 26,000 children are among more than 42,000 people who have fled across the Ugandan border from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since the first of January, seeking refuge from ongoing conflict.
At the peak of the influx, more than 3,000 people were arriving every day, while in DRC armed groups burned down villages, raped women and carried out mass killings.
As 2018 began, some 5 million Congolese were displaced, mostly within the country, due to various crises in different parts of DRC – making it among the world’s biggest displacement crises.
Save the Children sounds ‘final warning’alarm on South Sudan’s looming famine as 1.3 million child refugees flee conflict
Almost a year after famine was declared in Unity State, South Sudan remains trapped in a vicious cycle of starvation and disease, with the UN grimly predicting renewed famine in early 2018.
THE WORLD’S BIGGEST INFECTIOUS KILLER
Writing in 1901, William Osler, one of the founders of modern medicine, described pneumonia as “the captain of the men of death”. He was writing about the USA, where the disease was a major killer of children – and a source of fear for their parents. Pneumonia remains a “captain of the men of death”. No infectious disease claims the lives of more children. Today, almost all of the victims are in low- and middle-income countries. The vast majority are poor.
**Tuesday 19 September 2017 **
The following is a joint blog by Kevin Watkins and Kate James, Chief Corporate Affairs and Global Marketing Officer, Pearson.
The world is witnessing the highest levels of human displacement on record since World War II. Of the unprecedented 65.3 million people forced from their homes, almost one-third are refugees, seeking protection from violence or persecution.
Around the world, there are too many refugee children who haven’t just lost their homes, they’re also losing their futures every single day.
More than half of all the refugee children in the world – 3.5 million children – aren’t in school.
KAMPALA, 17th AUGUST, 2017 – As the number of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda hits the one million mark, Save the Children is deeply concerned about the plight of children in displacement and resettlement sites across the country. Over 600,000 children require sustained humanitarian assistance to survive and continued access to education and psychosocial support.