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Uganda: UNHCR Operational Update, 1 - 30 November 2020

Situation Report
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There were no new arrivals during the month of December 2020. However, the humanitarian situation remains unpredictable in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Some media and field reports indicate spontaneous movements across borders, however, these cannot be fully verified and accounted for. cannot be fully verified and accounted

COVID-19 UPDATE Cumulatively, as of 30 November 2020, there were 20,459 confirmed cases of COVID-19, of whom, 255 are refugees and 233 humanitarian workers.

The cumulative number includes 8,989 recoveries, 209 of whom were refugees and 178 humanitarian workers. The cumulative number of reported deaths was 205, of whom, five are refugees.

Operational Highlights

COVID-19: Since March 2020, 255 refugees have tested positive for COVID-19, with five reported deaths. On 30 November 2020, the cumulative nationwide figure for COVID-19 positive cases stood at 20,459 cases and 205 reported deaths. In total, 233 humanitarian workers have also tested positive for COVID19 across the country.

UNHCR and partners supported the Ministry of Health (MoH) in investigating 28,891 COVID-19 alerts and 6,651 tests targeting refugees. The support included transportation of samples to the Uganda Virus Research Institute.

Adjumani was reported to have the highest rates of COVID-19 cases among refugees (54 cases), followed by settlements located in Kiryandongo (50), Kampala (49), Kyangwali (41), Nakivale/Oruchinga (40), Bidibidi (5), Kyaka II (5), Palabek (4), Parlorinya (4), Rhino Camp/Imvepi (2) and Rwamanja (1).

UNHCR and partners continue their support to 11 COVID-19 quarantine centers across the country, located in settlements and at transit sites. The support includes medical supplies and Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), site management, food and logistics, for both refugees and Ugandan nationals. Statelessness: The Ministry of Internal Affairs together with UNHCR, launched the National Action Plan to Eradicate Statelessness in Uganda, at a workshop held on 13 November 2020. Participants included leaders from communities affected by statelessness notably, the Maragoli, Benet and Bakingwe, as well as other stakeholders.