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21 May 2018 description

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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.

11 May 2018 description

Kampala 10/05/2018 – On May 8, 2018, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Western border town of Bikoro. Two cases since been confirmed with several suspected cases.

Bikoro town is located 1,945 kilometers away from the Ugandan border at Mpondwe, Kasese.

08 May 2018 description

KAMPALA – 07/05/2018 – The Ministry of Health would like to inform the general public that there is an active Cholera outbreak in parts of Kampala City.

18 Apr 2018 description

KAMPALA (17 April 2018) - The Government of Japan has announced a contribution of US$ 6 million to the United Nations to support refugees and host communities in Uganda over a period of one year from March 2018 to March 2019. The support will go to four UN agencies including; the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), World Food Programme (WFP), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

18 Apr 2018 description

KAMPALA – 17/04/2018 – As part of its strategic plan to eliminate Cholera in Uganda, Ministry of Health is set to roll out the Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) in Cholera prone districts. The districts that will benefit from this plan - also known as Cholera hotspots are; Hoima, Buliisa, Pakwach, Nebbi, Kasese, Ntoroko, Zombo, Moyo, Busia, Namayingo and Arua. The vaccination will be done in a phased manner as follows:

23 Mar 2018 description

Since gaining independence in 1962, Uganda has provided asylum to people fleeing war and persecution in neighboring countries, especially South Sudan,

16 Mar 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 44,988 as of early March 2018.

Gaps & Challenges

16 Mar 2018 description

Kyangwali refugee settlement was established in the 1960s to accommodate Rwandan refugees. After many Rwandans repatriated voluntarily in 1994, the settlement has hosted mostly Congolese refugees. Since the start of a new refugee influx from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in mid December 2017, Kyangwali's population has nearly doubled from 36,713 in December 2017 to 68,703 in March 2018, putting a heavy strain on existing services. Many new humanitarian partners have arrived in the settlement to respond to the emergency.

Gaps & Challenges

07 Mar 2018 description

Palabek is the newest refugee settlement established in Uganda in April 2017. Located in Lamwo district in the northern part of the country, the settlement hosts more than 32,000 South Sudanese refugees. Infrastructure is still being developed because the settlement is new.
Refugees seem to be integrating well with the host community, as many of them are from the same ethnic group.

Gaps & Challenges

01 Mar 2018 description

01 March 2018

JOINT PRESS RELEASE: OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER / UNHCR / WFP

MBARARA, Uganda (1 March 2018)—The Government of Uganda today launched the biometric refugee verification exercise in Oruchinga Refugee Settlement located in Mbarara District in the South-West of Uganda.

01 Mar 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 family reunifications and resettlement for protection cases.

Gaps & Challenges

01 Mar 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. Markets are bustling and food is available for purchase, but many refugees struggle to afford basic items and face serious protection issues when utilizing the land near the host community.

26 Feb 2018 description

Rwamwanja settlement was established in 1964 to host refugees from Rwanda, but closed in 1995 when many repatriated. The settlement was reopened in 2012 to host refugees fleeing the Democratic Republic of Congo due to violence in North and South Kivu. The settlement, currently hosting almost 76,000 refugees, is at full capacity and no longer receives new arrivals.

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