Uganda Humanitarian Emergency

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UNFPA Uganda

Uganda continues to host one of the largest numbers of refugees and asylum seekers in the world. The large majority comes from Sudan (861,590), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (397,638) and Burundi (45,671), with others coming from Somalia, Rwanda, Eritrea, Sudan and Ethiopia. Refugees face food insecurity, malnutrition, and limited access to sanitation, livelihood opportunities and healthcare, including sexual and reproductive health and rights. Young women and girls are left to resort to negative coping mechanisms and their rights are suppressed by negative cultural norms such as early marriage and traditional gender roles, which place them at higher risk of HIV infection and gender-based violence (GBV). UNFPA Uganda plays a leading role in ensuring access to life-saving sexual and reproductive health services, preventing and responding to GBV and empowering women, adolescent girls and young people in refugee-hosting districts and in emergency situations.

Country Population: 39.0 mil

Humanitarian needs

3.48 million
800,009
173,916
1.08 million
Last updated on - 14 July 2020
UNFPA/Tadej Znidarcic

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2019

  • People Reached
    Total women reached with all types of SRH services
    113,180
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    7,965
    Total people reached with Adolescent SRH
    45,957
    UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries
    14,903
    GBV survivors reached
    905
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
    53,410
  • Services delivered
    Number of mobile clinics
    253
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    52
    Number of safe spaces
    158
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
    49
  • Capacity strengthening
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    110
    Personnel trained on Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care
    377
    Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Package (MISP)
    28
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
    343
    Personnel trained on psycho-social support
    252
    Has established a functional system for safe and ethical gender-based incident data management
  • Additional indicators
    Women assisted with ambulance referrals for lifesaving maternal health services
    4,514
    People reached through women and youth safe spaces with SRHR/GBV information and referrals
    31,656
    Pregnant women mapped through community pregnancy mappings and linked to health facilities
    12,131
    Emergency RH kits distributed to health facilities
    67
    Personnel trained on youth-friendly services
    95
    Personnel trained on Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MPDSR)
    50

Emergencies related listing

Disclaimer
  • 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.