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Uganda CO South Sudanese, Burundi and DRC Refugees, Internal Displacement and Disease Outbreaks Situation Report, June 2016

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  • 51 Water User Committees were formed in Maaji, Ayilo II, Olua I & II and Oliji settlements to improve operation & maintenance of water points serving a total of 27,387 people, mostly refugees from South Sudan in June, 2016.

  • Over 5,200 children were immunized against Polio and Measles in Rhino Camp Refugee settlement, Arua District in June 2016.

  • Some 537 volunteers from Uganda Red Cross Society and District Village Health Teams received training on Malaria prevention and have conducted door to door campaigns to ensure the appropriate use of mosquito nets in the 11 Districts most affected by the disease since October 2015, in Northern Uganda.

  • About three million people are at high risk of Malaria infection in Northern Uganda, of whom 561,000 are children (18.7 per cent under the age of five).

  • UNICEF’s Education response remains critically underfunded with only 7 per cent of the 2016 education humanitarian appeal received to date.

  • UNICEF and partners took part in the celebrations on 20 June of the International World Refugee Day with the theme: ‘We stand together #With Refugees’ in Kyaka II Refugee settlement.