Uganda is currently hosting 1,549,181 refugees and asylum seekers. The borders have remained closed for asylum since March 2020 due to COVID-19.
However, spontaneous movements to and from South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continued via unofficial crossing points owing to the dire humanitarian situation in these countries.
Cumulatively, as of 31 October 2021, there were 126,272 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of these, 3,324 were refugees and 783 humanitarian workers.
Deaths reported were 3,217 since March 2020, including 52 refugees and 3 humanitarian workers.
A total of 3,189,173 doses of COVID19 vaccines had been administered by 31 October, including 22,098 in the refugee settlements.