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23 Feb 2018 description

By Elias Biryabarema

KAMPALA, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Twenty-six refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo have died in a camp in Uganda from acute diarrhoea, and hundreds more cases have been registered, an official from the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said on Thursday.

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22 Feb 2018 description

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.

22 Feb 2018 description

Bilateral donors and the World Bank in Kyaka II Refugee Settlement in the first visit of its kind in the Uganda operation

Kyaka, Uganda – UNHCR Representative in Uganda, Bornwell Kantande, officials from Uganda’s Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) Secretariat, and the WFP Country Director in Uganda, Elkhidir Daloum, today concluded a two-day visit to Kyaka II Refugee Settlement, some 200 km from the capital Kampala, accompanying a delegation of development actors.

21 Feb 2018 description

474.4 M required for 2018 including special situations

23.2 M contributions received, representing 5% of requirements

451.1 M overall funding gap for Uganda

All figures are displayed in USD

21 Feb 2018 description
report World Vision

SITUATION HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

21 Feb 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Between 17th and 20th February, 961 new refugee arrivals entered Uganda from the Democratic of the Congo (DRC), bringing the total number of new arrivals since 1st January 2018 to 42,784. 0f them, 27,349 people fled inter-ethnic violence in DRC's Ituri region and entered Uganda across Lake Albert using fishing boats and canoes. Another 15,435 refugees arrived from North Kivu through Uganda's southwestern borders with the DRC, mainly in Kisoro, Kanungu and Ntoroko districts.

20 Feb 2018 description

The important work of supporting refugees and the communities that host them has the potential to be seriously compromised

Kampala, 20 February 2018 -- UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is taking very seriously recent developments in Uganda and wishes to register its concern that the important work of supporting refugees and the communities that host them has the potential to be seriously compromised.

20 Feb 2018 description

841.5 M required for 2018

35.6 M contributions received, representing 4% of requirements

805.8 M funding gap for the South Sudan Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

20 Feb 2018 description

Iraq

There are 3.3 million IDP returnees in Iraq compared with 2.4 million IDPs. Health, protection and shelter needs are the key humanitarian concerns facing these population groups.

20 Feb 2018 description

PREFACE PAR LE COORDONNATEUR RESIDENT

Le Plan de Réponse humanitaire 2018 pour le Burundi vise à alléger les souffrances des populations affectées. Il a été préparé par la communauté humanitaire de manière participative et exhaustive, en consultation avec le Gouvernement du Burundi et les bailleurs de fonds, sur base des informations disponibles dont la collecte a été largement améliorée cette année.

20 Feb 2018 description

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, announced today new measures to support the government of Uganda’s refugee programme, including through a massive biometric data verification exercise.

20 Feb 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Aid agencies provide assistance and protection to over 5.4 million of people in South Sudan.

• Renewed fighting in multiple locations of Jonglei and Unity forces thousands of people to flee their homes, with some crossing to Ethiopia as refugees.

• Funding appeal for US$1.5 billion launched to support refugees fleeing the worsening humanitarian situation in South Sudan.

20 Feb 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

February 19, 2018 (JUBA) – South Sudan government has denied reports that it supplies food and free transport to refugees returning from neighboring Uganda upon their arrival to the war-torn nation.

“The government does not provide any assistance to the returnees, but works with aid agencies that provide food and other life-saving assistance to returnees upon arrival,”, Peter Gatwech Kulang, the undersecretary at the humanitarian affairs ministry told said Monday.

19 Feb 2018 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 51 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

16 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • In January 2018, UNICEF has distributed 2,909 cartons of Ready-To-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) across nine counties.

  • A total of 95,757 people (15,321 children under five) were reached with malaria control interventions including indoor residual spraying, distribution of insecticidal treated nets, as well as behaviour change communication.

16 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

AUTHOR(S)

Ana Maria Buller; Amber Peterman; Meghna Ranganathan; Alexandra Bleile; Melissa Hidrobo; Lori Heise

ABSTRACT