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World Humanitarian Data and Trends presents global and country-level data-and-trend analysis about humanitarian crises and assistance. Its purpose is to consolidate this information and present it in an accessible way, providing policymakers, researchers and humanitarian practitioners with an evidence base to support humanitarian policy decisions and provide context for operational decisions.
The information presented covers two main areas: humanitarian needs and assistance in 2016, and humanitarian trends, challenges and opportunities.
OVERVIEW OF THE CRISIS
As the conflict in South Sudan enters its fifth year in 2018, the humanitarian crisis has continued to intensify and expand due to the compounding effects of widespread violence and the deteriorating economic situation.
INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN
281,642 Refugees in South Sudan as of 30 November 2017.
1.86 million IDPs in South Sudan including 209,898 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites as of 22 November 2017
US $883.5 million Funding requested by UNHCR for the South Sudan Situation in 2017.
Achievements and Impact
DURING THE REPORTING PERIOD:
1,965 STRANDED MIGRANTS RETURNED HOME VIA CHARTERED FLIGHTS
175 STRANDED MIGRANTS RETURNED HOME VIA COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS
Originally established in 1997 to receive refugees fleeing the Second Sudanese Civil War, Maaji settlement II and III were re-opened in 2015 to host new refugee arrivals from South Sudan. While the settlement is no longer receiving new arrivals, humanitarian partners continue to support efforts to improve standards and services for refugees and host community alike.
Gaps and Challenges
Insufficient permanent health facilities and lack of an outreach unit leave facilities crowded and health services overstretched.
Since violence erupted in South Sudan in 2014, more than a million people have fled to safety in Uganda. South Sudanese refugees have been warmly welcomed by the African nation. When refugees arrive, they are given vaccinations, a warm meal, even a plot of land and the resources to begin constructing their new home. And the support doesn’t stop there: CARE is training women leaders in the community to form savings groups, start businesses, and be healthcare workers.
Uganda hosts the largest population of refugees and asylum-seekers in Africa. As of November 2017 nearly 1.4 million refugees and asylum-seekers have sought shelter in Uganda, including more than 1 million South Sudanese. Furthermore, 61 percent of the refugee population in Uganda is under 18 years of age.
Working with Partners
- The Dadaab refugee operation is coordinated by UNHCR Sub-Office Dadaab, which also serves the three camps in Dadaab Sub County. UNHCR Field Office Alinjugur is part of the larger Dadaab operation and serves Hagadera in Fafi Sub County. Both UNHCR offices cooperate closely with NGOs and other international organizations, among them WFP, UNICEF and IOM. The main government counterpart is the Refugee Affairs Secretariat (RAS).
Richard Mallet and Rachel Slater
Type: Briefing Paper
This synthesis briefing outlines the background and findings of the SLRC longitudinal panel survey, which was conducted in 2012 and 2015 in five countries of 10,000 people.
Kampala, 23 October 2017 – In Uganda’s capital around 75,000 displaced persons live as urban refugees – a life that is fraught with uncertainty and doubt. For the most part, asylum seekers and refugees arriving in Kampala are in a destitute condition: many are challenged by language barriers, and lacking means of earning a livelihood, sellable skills, and start-up capital for entrepreneurial opportunities.
UNHCR in 2017 – by the numbers
As of September 2017, UNHCR’s budget is at an historic high of $7.763 billion, which is currently 46% funded
This growth is concurrent with the unabated levels of global displacement, with 67.7 million people of concern to UNHCR worldwide.
The funding gap is widening, now standing at 54%. Based on indications received from donors and analysis of funding trends, UNHCR estimates the gap may reduce to 47% by year’s end.
In the first semester of 2017 alone, 316,782 new refugees from South Sudan sought safety in Uganda citing fears of physical and sexual violence, political uncertainty, forced recruitment of children, looting and conflict-induced famine as reasons for fleeing their country of origin. In May 2017 the RRP planning figure was revised upwards from 300,000 to 400,000 refugees to reflect the higher rate of arrivals in the first quarter of the year compared to initial projections.
We can combat global hunger and malnutrition, but it takes a holistic approach to ensure long-lasting impact
World hunger is on the rise. Today, nearly one in 10 people around the world suffer from hunger.
The solution to combatting hunger seems simple — get food to people in need when they need it. And while we have answered the call time and time again in response to crises and humanitarian need, supporting food security requires much more than filling people’s bellies.
Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda
Uganda has been hosting refugees for a long time, but the years 2016 and 2017 have presented the highest ever recorded inflows of refugees into the country with the current numbers standing at close to 1.3 million.
From 25th- 29th September, 2017, 15 Rwandan refugees exiled in different countries since 1994 participated in the “Come and See, Go and Tell” programme organized by the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugees in partnership with UNHCR.
In August, some 2,100 newly arrived Burundian refugees and asylum seekers were recorded in the region. The largest number was recorded in Uganda with 806 newly registered Burundian refugees.
Following a ministerial tripartite commission in Dar-es-Salaam on 31 August 2017, modalities have been put in place to assist the voluntary return of 12,000 Burundian refugees from Tanzania until the end of 2017.