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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.

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.

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).

02 Nov 2017 description

Kampala - 01/11/2017 – In response to the Marburg outbreak, the Ministry of Health, with support from partners, has intensified its response within the affected Districts of Kween and Kapchorwa as well as the rest of the Sebei Sub-region.

A multi-sectoral team of experts has been dispatched to the affected districts to enhance the response.

30 Oct 2017 description

1,381,207 Total refugees and asylum-seekers in country (as of 30 September 2017)

1,034,106 Total S.Sudan refugees and asylum-seekers in country (as of 30 September 2017)

347,389 S.Sudan new arrival in country (1 Jan - 18 Sept 2017)

61% Of population are children under 18

82% of the Population are women and children <18

3% Of the population are eldery

51% Of all South Sudan refugees are in Uganda

29 Oct 2017 description

The number of cumulative cases has grown to 15 - two confirmed, four suspected, three probable cases and six ruled out.

In Kween district, our team managed to get a high risk contact who has been in hiding and was found to have developed Marburg-like symptoms.

19 Oct 2017 description

The Ministry of Health would like to inform the general public that there is a confirmed case of Marburg Virus Disease (MVD) in the country. This followed laboratory tests conducted by the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) which confirmed that one person had died of Marburg Virus Disease, a type of Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers (VHF) on 17th October 2017.

19 Oct 2017 description

The Ministry of Health would like to inform the general public that there is a confirmed case of Marburg Virus Disease (MVD) in the country. This followed laboratory tests conducted by the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) which confirmed that one person had died of Marburg Virus Disease, a type of Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers (VHF) on 17th October 2017.

17 Oct 2017 description

Early Warnings by Region!

South western: During August at the start of the second season rainfall and planting season, below normal rainfall was received, but the rainfall trend picked up to above normal in September. Therefore, favourable conditions in districts of Kanungu, Kisoro, Kabale, Rukungiri and Ntungamo; and watch conditions in the districts along in the cattle corridor extending to the Western region.

18 Sep 2017 description

Early Warnings by Region

Acholi: Conditions are close to average but remain under “watch” for most districts in the region due to poor rainfall during July except for Kitgum that is above average due to increased rainfall leading to favorable conditions in the district.

15 Sep 2017 description

Early Warnings by Region:

Crop conditions in the greater Northern Uganda region remain affected by major rainfall deficits from the early stages of the season. Conditions are currently average and improving due to above average rainfall during July.

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