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23 Apr 2018 description
infographic UN Children's Fund


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)

18 Apr 2018 description
report Save the Children

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.

16 Apr 2018 description

Faits saillants

  • 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

14 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


• 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.

13 Apr 2018 description
report Salesian Missions

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.

13 Apr 2018 description

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.

11 Apr 2018 description

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.



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

06 Apr 2018 description

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.

06 Apr 2018 description

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.

Operational Context

01 Apr 2018 description
report EastAfrican

In Summary
- 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

30 Mar 2018 description

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.



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.

28 Mar 2018 description

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


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)

28 Mar 2018 description
report Voice of America

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.

27 Mar 2018 description


Refugees in DRC as of 28 February 2018

4.49 Million
Internally Displaced People in DRC as of 31 December 2017

Burundian refugees

■ 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.

26 Mar 2018 description

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).

26 Mar 2018 description

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

23 Mar 2018 description

Overview of the South Sudan situation

2.18 million
People internally displaced and non- South Sudanese refugees in South Sudan*
2.4 million
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

23 Mar 2018 description
report World Vision

Key messages

• 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.