Uganda currently hosts over 1.3 million refugees and asylum seekers from neighboring countries, including more than 970,000 from South Sudan. The high numbers have increasingly strained the humanitarian response in Uganda. ??
Poor rainfall from March to May and an armyworm outbreak will reduce harvests in the middle of 2017, leading to increased food insecurity outcomes in the country.
INFORM measures Uganda's risk of humanitarian crisis and disaster to be high, at 5.9/10. Lack of coping capacity is of concern, at 6.9/10. ?
No significant updates 25/07. Last updated 25/07
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.