Uganda Humanitarian Emergency

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Country Population:

39.0 mil

Level of crisis

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

Uganda continues to host the largest number of refugees in Africa, mostly from South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi and Somalia. Refugees face food insecurity, malnutrition, and limited access to safe sanitation, livelihood opportunities and health care, including prenatal care. UNFPA is focused on responding to acute needs and empowering women, girls and young people in refugee-hosting and flood-affected districts. Services provided include maternal health care, family planning, HIV/STI services and GBV case management.

Humanitarian needs

Last updated on - April 2021

Total people in need

3.6 million

Women of reproductive age


Pregnant women


Young people

1.2 million

Humanitarian funding

Resources in US$

Key results2020

  • 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.

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