Uganda currently hosts over 1.3 million refugees and asylum seekers from neighboring countries, including more than 990,000 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. ?

Latest Developments

25/10: As of 19 October, four suspected cases of highly fatal Marburg virus disease including two associated deaths have been reported from Kween and Kapchorwa districts. Previous Marburg case in Uganda was recorded in 2014. ?


Key priorities

Nutrition: SAM and GAM rates among refugees and in Karamoja are of particular concern.???

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.
Key documents

Freedom House


Freedom in the World 2015 - Uganda

Freedom House


Freedom in the World 2016 - Uganda

Human Rights Watch


Uganda - HRW Country Report 2014