Crisis Severity The severity score from 1 to 5 is based on 31 indicators aggregated into 3 pillars (impact, conditions, and complexity)3.00 Very lowVery high 5
Impact This measures the impact of the crisis itself, in terms of the scope of its geographical, and human effects.3.30 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.2.30 Very lowVery high 5
Access Constraints This measures the level of humanitarian access constraints.1.0No constraintsExtreme constraints
- 1,435,000 People affected [?]
Uganda hosts more than 1.4 million refugees and asylum seekers. The majority of the refuges are from South Sudan, DRC and Burundi.? Thirteen of Uganda’s 134 districts host most of the refugees. The vast majority (94%) lives in settlements alongside the local communities, primarily in the Northern and Western regions.?
Uganda is committed to the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework, and an open-door policy for refugees. Although refugees in Uganda are granted freedom of movement, the right to work and establish businesses, and the right to access public services such as education, their needs are still high. The poverty rate for the refugee population is more than twice as high as for the host communities (46% of refugees are considered poor, compared to 17% of the hosts). In addition, tension is increasing between the refugee and host communities, as the host communities are having difficulties sustaining the large refugee population with limited support.?
No significant recent humanitarian developments. This crisis is being monitored by our analysis team.
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Food security: Households in refugee settlements are projected to face Crisis level outcomes through May 2021.?
Livelihoods: COVID-19 lockdown restrictions have left many urban refugees without livelihoods and income, pushing them deeper into poverty and hunger.?
Protection: 59% of Uganda’s refugees are children, under the age of 18, at risk of physical, emotional and sexual violence, child labour, and child marriage.?