Uganda Humanitarian Emergency

A teenager carries a baby on her back.
UNFPA Uganda

Uganda is a major destination for refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, and Burundi. As of November 2016, nearly 900,000 refugees and asylum seekers are hosted in the country and dependent on humanitarian assistance. In July 2016 alone, the country received the single largest refugee influx from South Sudan, of almost 300,000, following renewed fighting in that country. Per Ugandan refugee policy, humanitarian assistance must include at least 30% of the host community population, bringing the total number of people in need to well over a million. During crises, one in five women of childbearing age is likely to be pregnant, and some 60 per cent of maternal deaths occur in countries affected by humanitarian crises and fragile contexts. UNFPA implements the Minimum Initial Service Package for sexual and reproductive health (SRH) to ensure that refugees, especially women and girls, can access life-saving care. UNFPA also supports efforts to prevent and respond to gender based violence (GBV).

Country Population: 39.0 mil
Level of Crisis:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Humanitarian needs

1.38 million
Last updated on - 01 January 2017
UNFPA/Tadej Znidarcic

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2017

  • People Reached
    Total people reached with all types of SRH services
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    Total people reached with Adolescent SRH
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
    UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries
    Affected population who directly benefited from all types of emergency RH kits
    Women and girls accessing services provided through Service Delivery Points (SDPs) that are equipped with Post-Rape Kits
    GBV survivors reached
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
  • Services delivered
    Number of mobile clinics
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    Number of safe spaces
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
    Maternity health facilities/tents/homes operationalized with UNFPA support
    Dignity Kits distributed
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    Personnel trained on Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
    Health personnel trained on gender-based violence case management

Emergencies updates and resources

  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • - Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • - Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.
  • L1: Humanitarian crises in which the national and international resources available in the affected country are sufficient for the required response.
  • L2: Humanitarian crises requiring significant support from neighbouring countries, regional organizations and possibly humanitarian agency headquarters.
  • L3: Major, sudden-onset humanitarian crises requiring mobilization across the humanitarian system.
  • Crisis levels are determined by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a forum of UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.