Friday, July 21, 2017

#UNHCR #Uganda fact sheet for June 2017 - #Refugees

707,216 South Sudanese new arrivals since 8 Jul 2016
272,206 South Sudanese refugees settled in Bidibidi
172,059 South Sudanese refugees settled in Palorinya
107,330 South Sudanese refugees settled in Imvepi
Emergency Response
  • In 2017, Uganda has continued to respond to the refugee influx from South Sudan, with 296,409 new arrivals between 1 January and 30 June. 2017. In April 2017, UNHCR and the Office of the Prime Minister opened a new settlement at Palabek, in Uganda’s Lamwo district, to enhance reception capacity for new arrivals. More than 86 percent of new arrivals are women and children. South Sudanese new arrivals refugee status on a prima facie basis.
  • UNHCR works with the Government to provide effective protection for refugees and asylum seekers in Uganda. Its multiyear strategy is to ensure registration, documentation and status determination through effective functioning of the Refugee Eligibility Committee and the Refugee Appeals Board in line with the Refugee Act of 2006 and the Refugee Regulations of 2010.
  • UNHCR and partners ensure legal support; social services, including child protection, assistance to vulnerable persons,
    SGBV response, psychosocial activities and community building in the settlements.
  • In response to the Government of Uganda’s request for support for the Settlement Transformative Agenda (STA), the UN family and the World Bank are in the process of developing a five-year Refugee and Host Population Empowerment (ReHoPE) strategy, a multi-year joint framework for self-reliance and resilience programming for refugee and host communities in Uganda’s ten refugee-hosting districts. ReHoPE seeks to move beyond a traditional ‘care and maintenance approach’ to enable refugees and their host communities to become safer, self-reliant and to live their lives with dignity.
  • ReHoPE ultimately aims to develop new and innovative approaches to protracted forced displacement by addressing the humanitarian-development nexus. This goal is expected to be achieved through joint analysis, collective advocacy, integrated service delivery and joint resource mobilization. The ReHoPE strategy provides the basis for proposed joint programming of up to $350 million over five years.
    ReHoPE emphasizes close working relationships between the Government, UN, World Bank, private sector and development partners in planning and implementation.
  • The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) Department of Refugees, key line ministries and the nine District Local Governments (DLGs) are central partners in the planning and coordination of development-oriented interventions and in basic service provisions. The Government leadership ensures that UN and World Bank support will promote resilience and self-reliance in line with the local development priorities, given the recognition that refugees, nationals and hosting-districts face similar development and basic service delivery challenges and are more susceptible to shocks than areas not hosting refugees.

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