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13 Nov 2018 description

Oruchinga settlement, which opened as a transit center in 1959 and was officially established as a settlement in 1961, hosts more than 6,800 refugees from Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Rwanda. The settlement is not receiving new arrivals, aside from family reunifications, referrals, and protection cases. Although shelter and infrastructure are developed, and the refugees seem to be well integrated with the host community, protection concerns and conflict over land and resources remain a challenge.

Gaps & Challenges

13 Nov 2018 description

Located in Western Uganda near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kyangwali settlement is home to more than 83,000 refugees. Due to its geographical location, Congolese refugees form the majority of the population but there are also Rwandese, Burundians,

13 Nov 2018 description

Kyaka II settlement was established in 2005 to receive the remaining population of Kyaka I following the mass repatriation of Rwandan refugees the same year. After this movement, Kyaka I was closed after 21 years of operations. Renewed violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in mid-December 2017 led to a new refugee influx into Uganda, with an estimated 17,000 new refugee arrivals in Kyaka II.
This brought the settlement's population to roughly 62,535 as of early June 2018.

Gaps & Challenges

13 Nov 2018 description

Nakivale, one of the oldest refugee settlements in Uganda, was opened in 1958 and officially established as a settlement in 1960. The settlement hosts more than 100,000 refugees from Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, and South Sudan. During the Burundian crisis in 2015, the population of the settlement greatly increased and has since remained this high. Markets are bustling and food is available for purchase, but many refugees struggle to afford basic items.

Gaps & Challenges

13 Nov 2018 description

Kiryandongo refugee settlement, originally established in 1990, was re-opened in 2014 during the South Sudanese emergency and now hosts almost 60,000 refugees. The majority of refugees are from South Sudan, with a small number from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, and Sudan. Although now closed to new arrivals, partners continue to facilitate settlement of relocated protection cases.

Gaps & Challenges

30 Oct 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

The countrywide verification exercise that started on 1st March 2018 was completed on 24th October 2018. The total population of asylum-seekers and refugees verified was 1,091,024 individuals. This represents 75.5% of the estimated target of 1.4 million registered persons. More detailed results and updated population figures of asylumseekers and refugees in Uganda will be made available soon.

24 Oct 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

The ongoing verification of refugees in Uganda that started on 1 st March 2018, verified a total of 17,428 individuals last week bringing the total as of 20th October 2018 to 1,088,415. This represents 75.3% of the estimated target of 1.4 million registered refugees. The highest daily output was 5,374 individuals verified in a single day last week.

16 Oct 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

The ongoing verification of refugees in Uganda that started on 1 st March 2018, verified a total of 22,204 individuals last week bringing the total as of 13th October 2018 to 1,075,891. This represents 74.5% of the estimated target of 1.4 million registered refugees. The highest daily output was 7,538 individuals verified in a single day last week by three teams. Verification activities were suspended on Tuesday 9th October being a public holiday.

02 Oct 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

The ongoing verification of refugees in Uganda that started on 1 st March 2018, verified a total of 44,241 individuals last week bringing the total as of 28th September 2018 to 1,019,987. This represents 70.6% of the estimated target of 1.4 million registered refugees. The highest daily output was 10,344 individuals verified in a single day last week.

On Wednesday 26th September, verification by OPM and UNHCR teams crossed the one million mark confirming this exercise as the largest undertaken in the region.

26 Sep 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

The ongoing verification of refugees in Uganda that started on 1 st March 2018 has verified a total of 49,213 individuals last week bringing the total as of 21st September 2018 to 975,680, representing 67.5% of the estimated target of 1.4 million registered refugees. With four teams still in operation, the highest daily output for the week was 11,611 individuals verified in a single day.

11 Sep 2018 description

Highlights

The ongoing verification of refugees in Uganda that started on 1 st March 2018, has verified a total of 26,386 individuals last week bringing the total as of 7th September 2018 to 900,502. This represents 62.3% of the estimated target of 1.4 million registered refugees. The highest daily output was 7,663 individuals verified in a single day last week.

04 Jul 2018 description

Background

With more than 1.2 million refugees, mostly from Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Somalia and South Sudan, Uganda is one of the top-most refugee hosting countries worldwide. Due to the ongoing crisis in South Sudan, many further refugees currently cross the border to Uganda.

21 May 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

The ongoing verification of refugees in Uganda that started on 1 st March 2018, has verified a total of 272,642 individuals as of 18 th May 2018, representing 19% of the estimated target of 1.4 million registered refugees. The highest daily output was reached with 7,901 individuals verified in a single day last week.

15 May 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

The ongoing verification of refugees in Uganda that started on 1 st March 2018, has verified a total of 237,369 individuals as of 11th May 2018, representing 16.4% of the estimated target of 1.4 million registered refugees. The highest daily output was reached with 10,607 individuals verified in a single day last week.

30 Apr 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

As at 27th April 2018, the on-going verification of refugees in Uganda that started on 1 st March 2018, has verified a total of 159,533 individuals, representing 11% of the estimated target of 1.4 million registered refugees. The highest daily output was reached with 10,030 individuals verified in a single day in the last week. Verification started in a new settlement in Adjumani on 23rd of April.

24 Apr 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

The verification of refugees in Uganda started on 1 st March 2018, following the Prime Minister’s request to UNCHR to conduct a country-wide biometric verification of the refugee populations in the country. As of 23 th April, 2018, a total of 111,377 individuals have been verified, representing 8% of the estimated target of 1.4 million refugees.