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16 Jan 2018 description

Key Figures

1,395,146 total refugees and asylum-seekers

  • 1,336,898 bio-metrically registered

  • 58,248 pending bio-metric registration

16 Jan 2018 description

Since gaining independence in 1962, Uganda has provided asylum to people fleeing war and persecution in neighboring countries, especially South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Rwanda and Burundi. Uganda's progressive refugee policy grant refugees freedom of movement, the right to seek employment and establish businesses, and to access public services such as education, health care and justice. In refugee-hosting districts, services are integrated with government service delivery systems, whenever feasible.

04 Jan 2018 description

Oruchinga settlement, opened as a transit center in 1959 and was officially established as a settlement in 1961, hosts more than 6,900 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

29 Dec 2017 description

Palorinya settlement, established in December 2016, hosts more than 180,000 South Sudanese refugees across 37.58 square kilometers of land. While infrastructure and funding challenges are significant barriers to a more comprehensive response, partners continue to provide essential services and assistance within the settlement.

Gaps & Challenges

08 Dec 2017 description

The Marburg Virus Disease (MVD) outbreak was declared by the Ministry of Health on 19 October, 2017 following laboratory tests conducted at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) which confirmed that one person had succumbed to MVD on 13 October 2017.

06 Dec 2017 description

Kampala – 4/12/2017 - The Ministry of Health would like to inform the public that contrary to the information that has been making rounds in the press and some public fora, the Country has adequate stocks of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs to manage all the patients on treatment in Uganda.

Stakeholders and patients countrywide should be reassured that there are the right quantities of ARV drug formulations for patients to continue their treatment without any interruptions.

04 Dec 2017 description

Originally established in 1997 to receive refugees fleeing the Second Sudanese Civil War, Maaji settlement II and III were re-opened in 2015 to host new refugee arrivals from South Sudan. While the settlement is no longer receiving new arrivals, humanitarian partners continue to support efforts to improve standards and services for refugees and host community alike.

Gaps and Challenges

  • Insufficient permanent health facilities and lack of an outreach unit leave facilities crowded and health services overstretched.

28 Nov 2017 description

Kampala - 24/11/2017 - The Ministry of Health MoH) and Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) wish to inform the public that there is an outbreak of Rift Valley Fever (RVF) in Kiboga and Mityana Districts. This follows laboratory confirmations by the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) from two samples collected from both districts.

27 Nov 2017 description

Key Figures

1,400,218 total refugees and asylum-seekers

  • 1,301,018 bio-metrically registered

  • 99,200 pending bio-metric registration

27 Nov 2017 description

Since gaining independence in 1962, Uganda has provided asylum to people fleeing war and persecution in neighboring countries, especially South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Rwanda and Burundi. Uganda's progressive refugee policy grant refugees freedom of movement, the right to seek employment and establish businesses, and to access public services such as education, health care and justice. In refugee-hosting districts, services are integrated with government service delivery systems, whenever feasible.