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31 Dec 2017 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

31 Dec 2017 description

The Sexual and Gender-based Violence (SGBV) strategy in the refugee operation in Uganda is based on a comprehensive and coordinated approach and is guided by the common principles of SGBV programming which include survivor-centered and multi-sectoral prevention and response.

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.

30 Nov 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

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.

10 Nov 2017 description

1,379,768 Total refugees and asylum-seekers in country (as of 31 October 2017)

1,037,359 Total S.Sudan refugees and asylum-seekers in country (as of 31 October 2017)

348,782 S.Sudan new arrival in country (1 Jan - 9 Nov 2017)

61% Of population are children under 18

82% of the Population are women and children <18

2% Of the population are eldery

51% Of all South Sudan refugees are in Uganda

06 Nov 2017 description

Kampala - 06/11/2017 - As of today, there are no new cases or deaths reported in the current Marburg outbreak in Kween and Kapchorwa Districts in Eastern Uganda.

Our team of experts has been following up 2 cases including a turn-boy and an enrolled Nurse who cared for the second confirmed case, but according to results from the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI), both have tested negative for Marburg Virus Disease (MVD).