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
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SITUATION IN NUMBERS
Total Refugees 2.5M
Total IDPs in Burundi 187,0262
Total Burundi Returnees 30,088
1.5M Children (59%)
112,216 Children (60%)
During the month of July 2018, 9,154 persons from South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Burundi and other countries, arrived in Uganda—the majority from DRC. The humanitarian situation remains unpredictable in South Sudan, DRC and Burundi.
Refugees from South Sudan report fleeing primarily out of fear of being killed by fighters from either side of the conflict inside the country, while those from DRC report interethnic clashes and fears related to the upcoming elections.
6,800+ Refugees and IDPs received nonfood items and seeds during the reporting period.
9,900+ Tree seedlings raised in Upper Nile during the reporting period
1,400+ Refugees and IDPs received livelihood support across South Sudan during the reporting period
INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN
298,038 Refugees in South Sudan as of 31 July 2018.
1.88 million IDPs in South Sudan including 198,444 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites as of 26 July 2018.
• On 8 August 2018, the Minister of Health visited Mangina to launch the Ebola vaccination, as a core strategy for the response. The vaccination will start with front line workers and contacts in the affected areas. UNICEF leads in the communication aspect of the vaccination.
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.
Following the outbreak of violence in Juba in July 2016, the conflict in South Sudan expanded to previously peaceful areas, including the Greater Equatoria region (Central, Eastern, and Western Equatoria states). Many areas in the Greater Equatoria region are largely inaccessible to humanitarian actors due to insecurity. As a result, only limited information is available on the humanitarian situation outside of a few large towns and displacement sites.
396,058 BURUNDIAN REFUGEES HOSTED IN THE REGION AS OF MAY 2018
434,000 BURUNDIAN REFUGEES PROJECTED TO BE HOSTED IN THE REGION BY THE END OF 2018
US$ 391M FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS IN 2018
27 PARTNERS INVOLVED IN 2018
2,488,756* Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 30 June (preand post-Dec 2013 caseload)
7,557* South Sudanese refugee arrivals in June, based on field reports as of 30 June
297,150 Refugees in South Sudan and 1.88 million IDPs including 210,545 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites.
KEY FIGURES *
63% of the South Sudanese refugee population are children (under the age of 18 years old)
4.66 million Total population of concern (South Sudanese refugees,
South Sudanese IDPs and refugees inside South Sudan)
6,400+ Refugees and IDPs received nonfood items and seeds during the reporting period.
600+ Individuals received capacity building trainings during the reporting period
2,000+ Refugees ID cards issued in Upper Nile during the reporting period
INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN
297,150 Refugees in South Sudan as of 30 June 2018.
1.88 million IDPs in South Sudan including 200,571 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites as of 12 July 2018.
15,027 mt of food assistance distributed 2 m cash based transfers made 1.1 refugees assisted US$ 89.3 m six months (July-December 2018) net funding requirements 1.3 million people assisted in June 2018
From January to June 2018, 39,361 children (12,810 girls; 26,551 boys) accessed critical protection services, including temporary emergency shelter, psychosocial support, release from detention, family tracing and reunification, medical support, as well as access to education and reintegration opportunities.
A total of 24,637 children with severe acute malnutrition (12,813 girls; 11,824 boys) were admitted and treated in 418 UNICEF-supported health facilities (Ministry of Health, May 2018).
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.
• Continued conflict within the region has seen Uganda receive 121,672 refugees between January and June 2018.