• Crisis Severity ?
    3.1
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
    3.1
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
    3.3
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    2.8
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
    2.0
    No constraints
    Extreme constraints

Key figures

  • 1,435,000 People affected [?]
  • 1,435,000 People displaced [?]
  • 1,529,000 People in Need [?]

Overview

10/02/2021

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.?

Latest Developments

28/07/2020

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

10/02/2021

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.?