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
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- As Uganda confirms active cholera outbreak, UNHCR and health actors alarmed at deteriorating situation in Kyangwali
- WHO supports Government of Uganda to respond to the Cholera Outbreak among Refugees
- Uganda starts biometric verification of refugees
- Tens of thousands of children flee conflict in Democratic Republic of Congo in under two months
- Uganda - Cholera Outbreak (DG ECHO, Ugandan Ministry of Health) (ECHO Daily Flash of 28 February 2018)
They may have fled abuses in their country, but Burundian refugees in Nakivale refugee settlement in Uganda still live in fear for their safety and do not feel beyond the reach of the Burundian government and its militia, the Imbonerakure.
by Sean Farell
In 2012, at the age of nine, Daniel Okweng featured on the Trócaire Box as part of that year’s Lenten appeal. He is still bemused by the idea that a million households saw his smiling face every day for two months.
I visited Daniel and his family at their home last week, it had been six years since we last met. Daniel had then been a shy nine year old with a big smile. Now Daniel is a tall 15-year-old teenage.
Maps of operational and non-operational waterpoints per 1km grid cell
Bridging the Gap
Over the course of this three-year project, research teams in four countries (Kenya, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Zambia) set out to better understand the relationship between disability and development in each country across four domains (education, health, labour markets and social protection). These countries were chosen as they demonstrate a range of socioeconomic stages of development. All have ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat (RMMS ) summary for January 2018 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Somalia / Somaliland and Yemen.
This Commonwealth Day (12 March) Sightsavers and partners are celebrating the progress being made on eliminating blinding trachoma in Uganda
Trachoma is an excruciating yet treatable eye disease. Globally, 182 million people are at risk of going blind because of trachoma and 1.9 million people are blind or visually impaired because of it. The issue particularly affects the Commonwealth, where 85 million people are affected by poor eye health.
All displaced people face challenges, but among the most vulnerable of those in search of protection are women and girls. "Being a woman is harder when you are displaced," says Director of NRC's field operations, Magnhild Vasset.
Depuis le début de l’année, 45 000 réfugiés fuyant les violences en République démocratique du Congo sont arrivés en Ouganda. Le pays a du mal à répondre aux besoins humanitaires. L’épidémie de choléra qui sévit rend la situation encore plus alarmante, alertent nos équipes locales.
« Des milliers de réfugiés sont arrivés ces dernières semaines. Les besoins sont immenses et nous n’avons pas les moyens d’y répondre. Nous avons rapidement besoin de soutien financier pour ne pas perdre davantage de vies », déclare Delphine Pinault, directrice de CARE en Ouganda.
“We urgently need more funds if we don’t want to lose more lives”
(Kampala/Nairobi – 5 March 2018) – Thousands of Congolese seeking refuge at settlements in south western Uganda are at risk of contracting cholera, warns the international aid organization CARE.
According to the Ugandan Ministry of Health, 34 people have died and 1,257 cases have been confirmed. Cholera, an acute infectious disease, is spread through eating contaminated food and drinking contaminated water. If not treated, it can quickly prove fatal.
This paper will present evidence on how cash transfers empowers conflict affected populations. The evidence is based on two projects implemented by DCA in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement in Uganda. Furthermore, the paper present evidence on how the two projects successfully linked cash and protection. 14, 520 beneficiaries (80% females) including 26 vendors benefited from the projects.
Every day, for a month, 370 people, 80% of them women and children, were crossing the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda, seeking safety from an escalating conflict in the Kivu region of the country.
They were arriving tired, scared, hungry and traumatized, often separated from their families. What greeted them were already cramped refugee camps, housing close to 1.4 million refugees, close to two thirds of whom are children.
Violence has forced thousands of Congolese to seek safety in neighbouring Uganda, with overcrowded refugee camps there putting pressure on hygiene and sanitation facilities, increasing the risk of deadly cholera outbreaks.
Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) has forced nearly 44,000 people to cross Uganda’s south-west border out of the country so far this year. This has put pressure on sanitation facilities in refugee settlements, and has led to deadly cholera outbreaks.
by Helen Manson
Right now, in this very moment, even as you read these words, there's an invisible crisis unfolding in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Refugees are leaving in droves because of violence, heading to nearby Uganda where health clinics cater to their needs.
Global Overview FEBRUARY 2018
The greatest fear of Muja Rose, a refugee from South Sudan, is that her daughter will starve to death. Uganda is at a breaking point in the throes of the biggest refugee crisis in Africa since the Rwanda genocide.
The children were playing when war found the family of 34-year-old Muja Rose in South Sudan.
Government soldiers arrived without warning in their hometown of Kajo Keji. They were immediately caught by surprise by a group of rebels. People were killed and their possessions were looted.
Along the Eastern Route (between the Horn of Africa and Yemen)
At the beginning of 2017, movement from Yemen was primarily influenced by the ongoing conflict that left approximately 2 million internally displaced people. However, the numbers of migrants arriving into Yemen from the Horn of Africa via the Red Sea, the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Aden, were slightly lower than in 2016 particularly along the Red Sea route due to reports of deportations from Yemen.
IsraAID, Israel's largest civil society humanitarian aid organization, is adding its voice to the many businesses, organizations, politicians, layleaders, and concerned citizens requesting from the Israeli government to reconsider its policy towards asylum seekers.*
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.
On 1 January, the Israeli government announced a new plan to coerce all Eritreans and Sudanese asylum seekers to leave the country by the end of March 2018. Those leaving within this period will receive a grant of USD 3,500 in cash upon their departure and a free one-way ticket. Those who will remain, will face indefinite imprisonment.
- 1 Million+ South Sudan refugees in Uganda
- 602,021 new refugee arrivals in 2017
- 62% child refugees from South Sudan in Uganda
- 82% of South Sudan refugees in Uganda are women and children
- 1.39 Million total number of refugees and asylum seekers in Uganda