Crisis Severity The severity score from 1 to 5 is based on 31 indicators aggregated into 3 pillars (impact, conditions, and complexity)3.10 Very lowVery high 5
Impact This measures the impact of the crisis itself, in terms of the scope of its geographical, and human effects.3.10 Very lowVery high 5
Humanitarian Conditions This measures the conditions and status of the people affected, including info about the distribution of severity.3.30 Very lowVery high 5
Complexity This measures the complexity of the crisis, in terms of factors that affect its mitigation or resolution.2.80 Very lowVery high 5
Access Constraints This measures the level of humanitarian access constraints.2.0No constraintsExtreme constraints
Outbreaks in East Africa: Desert Locusts and COVID-19
Uganda has the largest refugee population in Africa, with a protracted refugee situation and ongoing influxes of refugees from neighbouring countries, hosting more than 1.4 million refugees and asylum seekers. The majority of the refugees are from South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Burundi.?
Uganda’s food insecurity levels remain high, and malnutrition is widespread across the country.?In October 2020, about 1 in 10 (9%) surveyed households in urban areas reported having inadequate food consumption.?COVID-19 movement restrictions have also impacted income-generating opportunities and food security levels in the country.?
INFORM measures Uganda's risk of humanitarian crisis and disaster to be high, at 6.5/10. Lack of coping capacity is of concern, at 7.0/10.?
No significant recent humanitarian developments. This crisis is being monitored by our analysis team.
ACAPS' team is daily monitoring the impact of COVID-19. Find more information related to the outbreak here.
Food security remains a concern for the population of Karamoja sub-region (one of the country’s poorest areas), for flood-affected areas, and for refugees across Uganda.?
Most households are still recovering from the impact of prolonged COVID-19 movement restrictions on income-generating activities. In Karamoja, a deterioration from Stressed (IPC Phase 2) to Crisis (IPC Phase 3) outcomes is likely during the March to June lean season as household food stocks run out and household lack enough income to meet food needs.?
In refugee settlements, deterioration to Crisis (IPC Phase 3) outcomes is expected through May 2021 after households that cultivated crops deplete their food stocks.?