According to UNHCR, Uganda currently hosts over 898,000 refugees and asylum seekers from neighbouring countries.? Renewed insecurity in some of these countries, such as South Sudan, DRC and Burundi, brought an increase in arrival rates as of the end of 2015, putting Ugandan services under strain.?
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. ?
23/03: UNHCR warned that underfunding has reached a critical point, with camps rapidly becoming overcrowded, and severe difficulties providing food rations, health, education and clean water.?
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.