Uganda faces a massive refugee presence with continued arrivals from South Sudan and DRC. Uganda now hosts up to 1.39 million refugees. The unprecedented influx of refugees in 2016 and 2017 tripled the refugee population to nearly 1.35 million. Women and children represent 82 percent of the refugee population, with some 757,838 children making up 61 percent of the refugee population in the country. The refugee caseload and new arrivals continues to put pressure on the country’s resources, in particular on land, basic service delivery systems and the humanitarian partners’ capacity to respond to the crisis. Acute needs remain in protection, food assistance, shelter, health and nutrition, WASH and emergency livelihoods sectors.
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