Uganda Humanitarian Emergency

A teenager carries a baby on her back.
UNFPA Uganda

Uganda has a large number of refugee population. There are 1 million refugees from South Sudan, of which 84% are women and children. Uganda also hosts 300,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Burundi. In 2018, the refugee influx is expected to grow, and reach 1.8 million by the end of the year, with a potential increase in movement between the countries of asylum. The refugees face food insecurity, malnutrition, and limited access to health care, sanitation, and livelihood opportunities.Young women and girls are left to resort to negative coping mechanisms such as transactional and survival sex that put them at high risk of HIV infection and gender-based violence (GBV). Since January 2018, UNFPA has trained 211 personnel on emergency obstetric and newborn care and reached 41,067 people. UNFPA will continue to lead the GBV working group in Uganda.

Country Population: 39.0 mil

Humanitarian needs

1.19 million
Last updated on - 01 December 2018
UNFPA/Tadej Znidarcic

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2018

  • People Reached
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    Total people reached with Adolescent SRH
    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
    Dignity Kits distributed
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    Has established a functional system for safe and ethical gender-based incident data management

Emergencies related listing

  • 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.