• Crisis Severity ?
    3.0
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
    3.3
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
    3.3
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    2.3
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
    1.0
    No constraints
    Extreme constraints

Key figures

  • 1,435,000 People affected [?]

Overview

10/02/2021

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.?

Latest Developments

06/01/2021

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.

Key Priorities

10/02/2021

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.?