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  • Two (2) refugees are elected to Uganda’s highest decision-making body for comprehensive responses. 2 out of 37 seats in the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) Steering Committee are reserved for refugees, with a view to involve them in the strategic direction and key decisions on the CRRF in Uganda.
    highlight 12 Nov 2018 (2 days ago)
    / South Sudan - Refugees
  • The analysis from the Verification Exercise in Uganda indicates that a majority of the refugees who were absent, originate from South Sudan and arrived between 2016 and 2017.
    highlight 12 Nov 2018 (2 days ago)
    / South Sudan - Refugees
  • The Government of Uganda with the support of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, concluded a comprehensive exercise to verify the identities of all refugees and asylum-seekers in the country, using enhanced biometric tools.
    highlight 09 Nov 2018 (5 days ago)
    / South Sudan - Refugees
  • In Uganda, limited resources means not having enough staff to ensure quality of child protection services and adequate follow up on children in care arrangements. There is one caseworker for every 150 children, and children make up some 63 per cent of the refugee population.
    highlight 29 Oct 2018 (16 days ago)
    / South Sudan - Refugees
  • The high percentage of children among the South Sudanese refugee population makes this a children’s refugee and education crisis. Over 50% of South Sudanese refugees in the region do not have access to basic primary or secondary education and less than 1% have access to tertiary education.
    highlight 24 Oct 2018 (21 days ago)
    / South Sudan - Refugees
  • 7% of South Sudanese refugees currently live in semi-permanent shelters in the region.
    highlight 24 Oct 2018 (21 days ago)
    / South Sudan - Refugees
  • In Sudan, about 80,000 refugees are still without access to latrines across all 10 camps. In some cases over 70 people have to use a single communal latrine.
    highlight 23 Oct 2018 (22 days ago)
    / South Sudan - Refugees
  • High rates of Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) and Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) rates are reported in asylum countries, compounding pre-existing protection challenges faced by the South Sudanese refugees prior to their flight in particular for women, children and youth.
    highlight 12 Oct 2018 (1 month ago)
    / South Sudan - Refugees
  • UNHCR establish call center to ease communication with refugees to enable them to report urgent protection and assistance-related problems, receive guidance on queries that they raise, lodge complaints about sensitive incidents or obtain general information and advice.
    highlight 11 Oct 2018 (1 month ago)
    / South Sudan - Refugees
  • UNHCR and its humanitarian partners are developing a joint action plan to help prevent suicides by detecting those at risk and building referral systems. It is acknowledged that physical protection is not enough and there is a need to help create livelihoods. The 'Operation Hope' Campaign aims to cut rise in suicides sparked by South Sudan war. Experts believe the negative effect of South Sudan’s conflict on civilians’ mental health has been staggering.
    highlight 10 Oct 2018 (1 month ago)
    / South Sudan - Refugees