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Uganda: UNHCR Monthly Protection Update – Education (January 2019)

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: South Sudan, Uganda

Key Figures

244,184 - (61%) - Number of refugee children attending Primary School

17,538 - (12%) - Number of refugee children attending Secondary School


South Sudan: South Sudan UNHCR Operational Update (16-28 February 2019)

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda

HIGHLIGHTS 16-28 February 2019

Refugee pupils get top-10 score for South Sudan Primary School ...

Sudan: Sudan – Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #2, Fiscal Year (FY) 2019

Source: US Agency for International Development
Country: Chad, South Sudan, Sudan, United States of America


• Protests continue in Sudan amid national state of emergency

• Deteriorating economic conditions continue to worsen food securi...

Sudan: Human Rights Update: January 2019

Source: Sudan Consortium
Country: South Sudan, Sudan

Looting and killing continue in the Two Areas

The National Human Rights Monitors Organisation (NHRMO) has been monitoring human rights violations committed against the civilian population in South...

South Sudan: East Africa Seasonal Monitor: March 10, 2019

Source: Famine Early Warning System Network, US Geological Survey
Country: Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Yemen

Key Messages

January marked a timely to slightly early onset of seaso...

Ethiopia: UNICEF Ethiopia Humanitarian Situation Report #1 – Reporting Period: January 2019

Source: UN Children's Fund
Country: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan


  • On 15 January 2019, Ethiopia’s parliament passed a new law allowing refugees to move out of camps for regular education and work opportunities and improve access for refugees to documentation and financial services. This law is part of the “Jobs Compact,” a US$ 500 million programme, aiming to create 100,000 jobs (30 per cent will be allocated to refugees).

  • The mobile health and nutrition teams in Somali and Afar regions made a total of 39,661 new medical consultations in December 2018; 42.8 per cent were for under five children and 32.3 per cent for women.

  • Programme interventions in Oromia region have been limited by continued insecurity and instability which consequently restricted access to IDPs and IDP hosting woredas.

Situation Overview and Humanitarian Needs

UNICEF requires US$124.1 million to meet the humanitarian needs of women and children in Ethiopia in 2019. The cost per sector incorporates the needs on the ground, agreed targets, and UNICEF and partner capacities to deliver. The costs reflect an increase in the targeted number of beneficiaries for nutrition and WASH compared with the 2018 Humanitarian Action for Children appeal mostly due to the rising IDP numbers (2.95 million) and the suboptimal rainfall affecting recovery of the population. The cost of reaching new refugee arrivals is also included. The limited number of operational partners, insecurity and inaccessibility due to poor infrastructure continue to hamper humanitarian assistance.

On 15 January, the House of Peoples' Representatives passed a law that allows refugees in Ethiopia to enjoy more rights. The new legislation is part of the “Jobs Compact,” a US$ 500 million programme to create 100,000 jobs - 30 per cent of which will be allocated to refugees. The law allows refugees to move out of the camps, attend regular schools, and travel and work across the country. They can also formally register births, marriages and deaths, and will have access to financial services such as bank accounts. Ethiopia currently hosts over 900,000 refugees mainly from neighbouring South Sudan, Somalia, Sudan and Eritrea, as well as smaller numbers of refugees from Yemen and Syria, making it host to Africa's second largest refugee population.

Uganda: UNICEF Uganda Humanitarian Situation Report – January 2019

Source: UN Children's Fund
Country: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, Uganda


  • In January, Uganda received nearly 5,900 refugees, including 3,534 children, from South Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Burundi.

  • Uganda continues to be free of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) with no cases reported. This is attributed to the heightened Ebola preparedness and prevention interventions in the areas of WASH and risk communication and social mobilisation.

  • Nearly 200,000 household visits were conducted through UNICEF supported risk communication and mobilisation activities.

  • The Government of Uganda with support from UNICEF is containing the on-going cholera and measles outbreaks.

  • The draft Education Response Plans for Arua, Moyo and Yumbe have been shared with task force members for review, and a training on Minimum Standards for Education in Emergencies was conducted with education stakeholders in Arua district.

  • UNICEF’s Humanitarian Appeal for Children is only nine per cent funded, potentially hindering the organisation’s response to the urgent needs of children and women affected by emergencies in 2019.

Situation Overview and Humanitarian Needs

According to UNHCR and Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), Uganda received nearly 5,900 refugees from South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Burundi, with the majority coming from DRC in the month of January. Sixty percent of the refugee population are children. The political and humanitarian situations remain unpredictable in both South Sudan and the DRC. Refugees from South Sudan are in fear of attacks by fighters from either side of the conflict inside the country, while those from DRC report inter-ethnic clashes and fear of post -election violence. Burundians indicate several reasons for leaving their country including insecurity and family reunification.

In January, the Ministry of Health (MoH) launched the Health Sector Integrated Refugee Response Plan 2019 – 2024. The plan is expected to cost an estimated $583.4 million and will see the Government strengthen the provision, quality and coverage of health services in refugee hosting districts. Speaking at the launch, Uganda’s Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda said including refugees in the National Development Plan demonstrates Uganda’s commitment to the principle of ‘leave no one behind’ in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Disease outbreaks

Ebola preparedness: Uganda remains EVD free, and the MoH has not reported any confirmed cases in the country. Community based surveillance for EVD cross border activities between DRC and Uganda continues, including coordinated contact tracing.

Cholera: As of 31 January 2019, 45 cumulative cases had been reported with two community deaths (CFR is at 4.4 per cent). Since the outbreak on 4 January 2019, 12 out of 15 samples collected tested positive for Vibrio Cholerae 01 Ogawa.

Measles: As of 31 January 2019, the expanded programme on immunisation (EPI) of the Ministry of Health investigated and confirmed a measles outbreak in seven out of 12 districts that had suspected cases. This outbreak is a continuation of the 2018 measles outbreak that affected 79 districts in Uganda.

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