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28 Jun 2018 description

Bidi Bidi settlement was established in September 2016 to host the rapid influx of South Sudanese refugees, primarily arriving from the Equatoria region. The settlement population increased rapidly to over 270,000 people, making it one of the largest settlements in the world.
As of December 2016, Bidi Bidi reached maximum capacity and stopped accepting new arrivals.

Gaps & Challenges

28 Jun 2018 description

One of the newer settlements in Uganda, Imvepi was opened in February 2017 to accommodate South Sudanese refugees after the Palorinya settlement in Moyo District quickly reached its capacity. Although the settlement no longer receives new arrivals, many refugees are registered at the reception center in Imvepi before being transferred to another settlement, such as the Omugo zone extension in Rhino Camp.

Gaps & Challenges

28 Jun 2018 description

Rhino Camp, originally opened in 1980, expanded in the wake of the South Sudanese civil war to host the sudden influx of refugees into northern Uganda. The settlement currently hosts more than 116,000 refugees, mostly South Sudanese, and continues to receive new arrivals. In August 2017, the settlement was expanded with the establishment of the Omugo zone extension area.

Gaps & Challenges

27 Jun 2018 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Uganda, as at the end of October 2017 was hosting more than 1.3 million refugees across 12 districts in the country. The refugees live alongside their Ugandan host’s communities in the settlements.

22 Jun 2018 description

Early Warning for Regions!

According to Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA), during the months of mid-March to early April, most regions in the country have received slightly above average rainfall which is favourable for crop growth in the fields in this March to May growing season. This trend is expected to continue throughout the month of April across most regions.

  1. West Nile: “Favourable” crop and pasture conditions reported across the region following persistent rainfall received throughout most of March to early April.

06 Jun 2018 description

Refugee hosting districts in Uganda still lack basic services like water, sanitation and shelter

KAMPALA – 6 June 2018 - People living in Uganda’s refugee hosting districts – both people from host communities and refugees - are deprived of basic services like water, sanitation and shelter.

27 May 2018 description

HON. SARAH OPENDI
STATE MINISTER OF HEALTH – GENERAL DUTIES
27th May, 2018

The Ministry of Health has noted with concern reports of an Ebola outbreak in Mubende district making rounds across the different media platforms. We would like to inform the public that there is no Ebola outbreak in Mubende or any other part of the country.

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.

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.

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.

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:

15 Apr 2018 description

Early Warning for Regions!

According to Uganda National Meteorology Authority (UNMA), by late February, rain had covered the entire country with the peak expected around mid to late April through early May in most of the regions. Land preparation and planting is ongoing in all regions except for some districts in Karamoja region where there is delayed planting.

Acholi & Lango: Pasture conditions have improved in most districts to “favourable” due to early start of the rains.