Uganda currently hosts almost 1.4 million refugees and asylum seekers from neighboring countries, including more than one million from South Sudan. The high numbers have increasingly strained the humanitarian response in Uganda.??
INFORM measures Uganda's risk of humanitarian crisis and disaster to be high, at 6.0/10. Lack of coping capacity is of concern, at 6.9/10. ?
13/02: Over 22,000 Congolese crossed Lake Albert from Ituri province to Uganda since 4 February. The total number of refugee arrivals to Uganda from DRC has increased to 34,000 since the beginning of 2018.
Food security: A large proportion of refugees in Uganda depend on food assistance.?
WASH: As the number of refugees is constantly increasing, gaps in the provision of WASH services have been reported. Access to safe drinking water is reported limited in Karamoja, Uganda's poorest region.??
Information Gaps and needs
- Information on SGBV, especially in refugee settlements is lacking.
- Updated numbers for HIV incidence in children and adolescents is lacking.