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 (last 30 days)
- Uganda Red Cross expands response as cholera outbreak threatens Congolese refugees
- Access to water and sanitation helps halt risk of disease in growing refugee camps on Uganda border
- FAO and the Government of Uganda launch a new surveillance evaluation tool to support government in prevention and control of zoonotic diseases
- Uganda: South Sudan Situation UNHCR Operational Update, March 2018
- UNICEF Uganda Humanitarian Situation Report - March 2018
SITUATION IN NUMBERS
Total Refugees 2M
Total IDPs in Burundi 173,000
1.17M Children (59%)
103,800 Children (60%)
Total Burundi Returnees 21,820 (1,441 from DRC and 16,379 from Tanzania)
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.
Suspicion des cas de choléra dans la Zone de santé de Nizi : des personnes déplacées affectées.
L’occupation de quarante écoles par les déplacés perturbe la scolarité des enfants dans le Territoire de Djugu.
Aperçu de la situation
• Uganda is host to the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world. As a result, Uganda is now Africa’s leading refugee-hosting country and has jumped from the 8th largest refugee-hosting country in the world in mid-2016 to the 3rd largest, after Turkey and Pakistan, today.
• UNICEF and partners are supporting the Government respond to the increasing refugee influx from DRC. In addition to conflict, the refugees have experienced a cholera outbreak that has affected over 2,000 people, including 40 deaths.
Salesian missionaries have been operating the Don Bosco Children and Life Mission (CALM), located in the town of Namugongo just 10 miles northeast of the city of Kampala in Central Uganda since 2006. The organization, which was launched in 2001, was initially headed up by Comboni missionaries and a Jesuit priest before the Salesians were asked to operate the center.
The humanitarian situation in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has drastically worsened over the last year. More than 13.1 million people urgently require humanitarian assistance throughout the country and violence has forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes, including some 750,000 who have sought refuge in neighbouring countries.
145,000+ Refugees and IDPs received material support and training during the reporting period.
1,600+ Individuals received capacitybuilding training during the reporting period.
32,000+ Children, pregnant and lactating women screened for nutritional status during the reporting period.
INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN
292,31 Refugees in South Sudan as of 31 March 2018.
1.85 million IDPs in South Sudan including 202,776 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites as of 19 March
Uganda is currently hosting the highest number of refugees in the country’s history, and is receiving simultaneous emergency influxes from South Sudan, DRC and Burundi.
The number of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda has exceeded one million, and the daily arrival rate remains high. Arrivals from DRC have risen since Late December 2017. Chronic underfunding of the refugee response is threatening humanitarian organisations’ ability to continue delivering lifesaving and critical assistance.
6,397 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Uganda during the month of March, at an average daily rate of 208, bringing the total number to 1,053,598.
Refugees report fleeing primarily out of fear of being killed by fighters from either side of the conflict inside South Sudan. Other reasons of flight include, hunger and lack of social services.
Despite the ceasefire agreement signed in December 2017 between the warring parties in South Sudan, the humanitarian situation remains unpredictable.
- Five countries hosting Somali refugees asked to speed up legislation to allow free movement, education and employment for the refugees.
- Despite efforts by the Somalia government to create a conducive environment for voluntary return supported by the international donors, the security situation has not improved forcing these countries to accommodate considerable number of returnees.
By Fred Oluoch
3,000+ Refugees and IDPs received material support and training during the reporting period.
1,269 Refugee new arrivals registered in Unity during the reporting period.
6,000 Tree seedlings raised in Upper Nile during the reporting period.
INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN
287,375 Refugees in South Sudan as of 28 February 2018.
1.8 million IDPs in South Sudan including 203,980 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites
US $809.4 million Funding requested by UNHCR for the South Sudan situation in 2018.
2,446,218* Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 31 Jan (pre- and post-Dec 2013 caseload)
19,064* South Sudanese refugee arrivals in January, based on field reports as of 31 January
286,256 Refugees in South Sudan and 1.9 million IDPs as of 31 Jan
KEY FIGURES *
63% of the South Sudanese refugee population are children (under the age of 18 years old)
4.63 million Total population of concern (South Sudanese refugees, South Sudanese IDPs and refugees inside South Sudan)
KYANGWALI, UGANDA — In 2005, four young Congolese refugees in western Uganda opened a school for kids like themselves, separated from their families when they fled conflict in neighboring countries. Today, the school boasts about 500 students and continues to provide free education to unaccompanied refugee children or those whose families cannot afford to pay.
Refugees in DRC as of 28 February 2018
Internally Displaced People in DRC as of 31 December 2017
■ During the reporting period, 584 recently arrived refugees were transferred to Mulongwe site from transit centers, bringing the total number of refugees accommodated in the site to 3,246.
Le Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) et 30 de ses partenaires humanitaires ont lancé, ce 23 mars 2018, un appel de fonds d’un montant de 504 millions de dollars américains pour venir en aide aux personnes contraintes de fuir l’une des crises de réfugiés les plus complexes, les plus difficiles et les plus oubliées au monde : la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC).
3,810 new arrivals were registered in February 2018-2,215 in Kakuma, 1,587 in Nairobi, and 8 in Dadaab.
76,589 Somalis have been assisted to return to Somalia under the voluntary repatriation programme since 2014.
231,103 (48%) refugees reside in Dadaab, 185,899 (38%), in Kakuma & Kalobeyei Settlement and 66,595 (14%) in Nairobi.
Working with Partners
Overview of the South Sudan situation
People internally displaced and non- South Sudanese refugees in South Sudan*
South Sudanese refugees hosted in neighbouring countries**
Of South Sudanese refugees are women and children
Countries covered in this Appeal
*As of end December 2017: source HCT / UNHCR
**As of end December 2017: source UNHCR
• Over 1.3 Million South Sudanese are displaced in Uganda, the majority due to the ongoing conflict in South Sudan. The Ugandan government has kept its borders open despite severe funding shortfall. In 2017 USD 674 million was requested by the UNHCR but only 20 per cent was received. This does not only leave thousands of lives at a risk, but also compromises the quality of aid efforts to affected communities.