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
Most read reports
- Rights in exile policy paper: Uganda's refugee policies; the history, the politics, the way forward - October 2018
- Uganda Launches new Education Response Plan for Africa’s biggest refugee crisis
- Rapid Diagnostic Assessment of Land and Natural Resources Degradation in Areas Impacted by South Sudan Refugee Influx in Uganda Field Mission Report, 11-19 March 2018
- UNICEF Uganda Humanitarian Situation Report - September 2018
- Contested Refuge: The political economy and conflict dynamics in Uganda's Bidi Bidi refugee Settlement
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.
Purpose and scope
A massive landslide following heavy rains occured in eastern Uganda, in Bududa district, on 12 October.
Sustained heavy rains on Thursday 11 October caused boulders and chunks of mud to come rolling down the foothills, hitting three villages below. Media reports that bridges and roads have been destroyed.
Despite ongoing peace negotiations, clashes between belligerents continue, resulting in further displacements.
2 486 563 South Sudanese refugees in neighboring countries
298 881 Refugees in South Sudan
1 903 650 South Sudanese IDPs (incl. IDPs in PoCs in respective states)
198 202 South Sudanese IDPs in PoCs
Somalia has suffered extreme weather conditions (such as drought and floods) and conflict for decades. As a result, 2.6 million Somalis are internally displaced and 5 million are in need of food. In 2018, the EU has allocated €89 million to help those most in need. The delivery of cash assistance has proved to be an effective and dignified way of providing assistance to vulnerable people.
What are the needs?
In response to the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the EU is assisting the Red Cross to reinforce preparedness in Uganda and Rwanda. DRC is currently experiencing its 10th outbreak of the virus. The EU will provide humanitarian funding amounting to €100 000 (€40 000 for Rwanda and €60 000 for Uganda) to prevent the transmission of the virus from DRC, and to support the detection of Ebola cases. The funds will support preparedness and prevention measures by the Rwandan Red Cross and the Ugandan Red Cross in at risk districts.
One new confirmed case of Ebola Virus Diseases (EVD) has been reported in a village at the shores of Lake Albert at the border to Uganda. This new confirmed case has been in contact with EVD in the city of Béni. Avoiding medical follow-up including vaccination in Béni, the person fled to Kasenye village in the Tshomia health zone close to Bunia city in Ituri province.
This new EVD case at the shores of Lake Albert is an aggrieving factor for this 10th Ebola outbreak in the DRC. The lake is well known as a trading route between the DRC and Uganda.
Since the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) was declared on 1 August 2018, a total of 66 cases were reported, consisting of 39 confirmed EVD cases and 27 probable cases. In addition, there are 36 suspected cases which are being investigated. 42 deaths are reported. Over 1 000 contacts of confirmed and/or probable EVD cases have been identified and are being followed-up. The Ministry of Health (MoH) of the DRC initiated a prompt national and international mobilisation jointly with the World Health Organisation (WHO).
THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,
Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,
Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1 , and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,
Having regard to Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union ('Overseas Association Decision')2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,
Bruxelles, le 21 juin 2018
La Commission a débloqué aujourd'hui une aide humanitaire de 34 millions d'euros en faveur des populations les plus vulnérables en Ouganda et au Kenya; une attention particulière sera accordée aux personnes déplacées dans ces deux pays.
European Commission - Press release
Brussels, 21 June 2018
The Commission has released today €34 million in humanitarian assistance for the most vulnerable populations in Uganda and Kenya, with a special focus on displaced populations in both countries.
As of 1 June | Source: DG ECHO
The humanitarian, security and operating conditions continue to deteriorate.
Seven million people, or two-third of the population, are in need of humanitarian assistance.
In Geneva, the European Union co-hosted the 'Humanitarian Conference on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)'. On this occasion, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides reiterated the EU's support in response to the worsening humanitarian situation in the region, with contributions worth €77 million in emergency and development assistance to the DRC crisis.
Bruxelles, le 13 avril 2018
L'Union européenne a coorganisé ce jour, à Genève, la «conférence humanitaire sur la République démocratique du Congo (RDC)».
À cette occasion, le commissaire européen chargé de l'aide humanitaire et de la gestion des crises, Christos Stylianides, a réitéré le soutien de l'UE en réponse à l'aggravation de la situation humanitaire dans la région, au moyen de contributions à hauteur de 77 millions d'euros d'aide d'urgence et au développement pour la crise en RDC.
FACTS & FIGURES
13.1 million people in need of humanitarian assistance 4.49 million internally displaced people 630 000 Congolese refugees in neighbouring countries & 537 000 refugees from the region in DRC 7.7 million food insecure people 1.9 million children under five severely malnourished (sources: UNOCHA, UNHCR & UNICEF)
EU humanitarian aid in 2018: €42.3 million & €7.2 million for ECHO Flight