UNHCR Monthly Protection Update - Refugee Status Determination (RSD) January 2019
Monthly Trend of Asylum Seekers
During the reporting period, a total of 1,744 new asylum seekers were registered at the Refugee Desk in Kampala including 987 Somalis and 524 Eritreans. The figure indicates approximately 48% increase in the number of asylum seekers as compared to December 2018.
4,069 new asylum seekers from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) were recorded in south west and mid-west of the country, which shows approximately 52% higher number compared to the previous month. The majority of them fled from ongoing tension and violence in North Kivu and Ituri Provinces including fresh clashes between Lendu and Begegere tribes.
1,835 new asylum seekers from South Sudan were reported in Arua, Adjumani and Yumbe districts. The reasons of their displacement included violence and insecurity including fresh clashes between the government force and National Salvation Front as well as lack of access to humanitarian assistance and basis service.
450 Burundian asylum seekers were newly registered in Nakivale settlement owing to continuous insecurity and the request for family reunification.