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14 Dec 2018 description
report Uganda Red Cross

As Ebola remains a major health threat Uganda, a number of preparedness interventions have been put in place to avert the epidemic.The Ebola outbreak broke out in neighboring DR-Congo in August 2018. Given the proximity of Uganda to North Kivu province, where a number of people have died of the same disease, Uganda remains among the countries with the highest risk of getting Ebola.

14 Dec 2018 description
report Monitor-Uganda

By EPHRAIM KASOZI

Kampala. Plans have been finalised for government to construct 900 houses in Bunambutye Sub-county in Bulambuli District to resettle landslide victims, the State Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, Mr Musa Ecweru, has said.

Mr Ecweru yesterday said the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) is working with the Ministry of Lands to make Bunambutye a model settlement area, adding that commissioning of the first set of houses is slated for February 2019.

12 Dec 2018 description

OVERVIEW

The 2019-2020 Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) for the Democratic Republic of the Congo presents the biannual inter-agency response to the renewed and heightened humanitarian challenge posed by the mounting number of Congolese refugees in the countries neighbouring the DRC, including existing refugee populations and new arrivals, and host communities.

11 Dec 2018 description

Since gaining independence in 1962, Uganda has provided asylum to people fleeing war and persecution in neighboring countries, especially South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, Rwanda and Burundi.

SITUATION

• As of October 2018, approximately 1.1 million refugees and asylum-seekers were seeking shelter in Uganda—the largest refugee population on the African continent—including more than 780,000 South Sudanese and over 284,000 Congolese. An estimated 60 percent of these refugees are younger than 18 years of age.

11 Dec 2018 description

Foreword

In 2018, the crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) drastically worsened, spreading to previously unaffected areas and impacting the Great Lakes region. The ongoing conflicts across much of eastern and central DRC continue to cause significant displacement, damage to property and tragic loss of human life.

11 Dec 2018 description

New Swedish support to strengthen health system for Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health

KAMPALA, MONDAY, 10 December 2018 – With new funding from the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), nearly one million children in West Nile, including newborns and adolescents, together with pregnant women, will soon benefit from better quality health services.

09 Dec 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Early season dryness affected planting and establishment of second season crops in Eastern Region

  • First season cereal production in 2018 estimated at above-average levels

  • Delayed harvest and reduced cereal output in Karamoja Region due to floods and erratic rains

  • Prices of maize seasonally increasing in recent months but still at low levels

  • Pockets of severe food insecurity in Karamoja Region

08 Dec 2018 description

The country hosts the largest number of refugees in Africa – more than a million

By: Sulaiman Momodu

From Africa Renewal: December 2018 - March 2019

As thousands of desperate men, women and children flee conflicts and natural disasters in search of a place of refuge, some countries are debating whether to accept or reject asylum seekers. But Uganda has opened its doors to refugees in record numbers.

06 Dec 2018 description

Key Figures
- 52,620: Total number of persons of concern to UNHCR registered in urban areas
- 75% are registered refugees
- 25% are registered asylum seekers
- 49% are registered females

06 Dec 2018 description

Resettlement Achievements
- Increased number of resettlement countries committed to receiving refugees from Uganda.
- Increased accessibility of resettlement due to expanded approach since 2012.
- Submission of 25,402 refugees from DRC since 2012.
- Reinforced infrastructure for large-scale resettlement processing.
- Achievement of annual submission targets since 2012.
- Increased resettlement of vulnerable refugees.
- High acceptance rate.
- Since 2012, 21,271 refugees have departed for resettlement from Uganda.

06 Dec 2018 description

Key Figures
- 4,822: Total incidents January to October
- 425: Total incidents in October

06 Dec 2018 description

Key Figures
- 119,724: Identified Persons with specific needs
- 34,354: Number of members of community structures (estimated)

Achievements in 2018
- 209,059: Number of PoC with psychosocial needs receiving psychological support
- 6,300: Number of people trained on community leadership and decision making

06 Dec 2018 description

Key Figures
- 726,780: Registered Refugee children
- 63%: Percentage of children amongst refugee population as of October 2018
- 49,548: Number of unaccompanied or separated children (UASC)
- 73%: Percentage of Children under 12 years
- 27%: Percentage of Adolescents and Youth

06 Dec 2018 description

Key Figures
- 292: Number of Police deployed
- 37: Number of female Police deployed
- 56: Number of Police Posts in the Refugee Settlements
- 1,531: Number of Refugees that received legal Assistance
- 44,398: Number of Refugees reached during community Sensitization
- 30: Number of Packages provided by UNHCR (Fuel, accommodation, WASH facilities, protection house, vehicle, motorbikes and transport)

05 Dec 2018 description

Vocational training in Uganda is changing the perception that refugees are a burden to host countries. In Bidibidi, South Sudanese women are coming together to create new opportunities that benefit their host communities.

“Sometimes, when I sleep, I dream about new business ideas. I imagine starting a rock-crushing business for the construction people, or a motorcycle repair shop,” says Nyalual, 30, a South Sudanese refugee in Uganda’s Bidibidi refugee camp, and mother of four children.

05 Dec 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

December 4, 2018 (ADJUMANI) – South Sudanese refugees living in Nyumanzi, a refugee camp in Uganda’s northwestern district of Adjumani have been urged to co-exist peacefully with the host community.

About 43,000 South Sudanese refugees live in Nyumanzi, officials say.

Speaking at an essay award giving ceremony for primary school pupils who excelled, Daud Gideon, the Executive Director for Remembering The Ones We Lost, lauded all those who participated in the contest, which attracted 89 pupils drawn from four schools.