Operation: Opération: Uganda



Latest update of camps and office locations 21  Nov  2016. By clicking on the icons on the map, additional information is displayed.

Key Figures

2017 planning figures
176,171  registered children will be enrolled in primary education
133,027 refugees will be targeted for entrepreneurship / business skills training
100% of population will have access to national primary healthcare services
2015 end-year results
1,231 assisted voluntary returns to Kenya 
1,249 cases (4,496 persons) submitted to third countries for resettlement
0.34 under-5 mortality rate (per 1000 population/month) for refugees and asylum-seekers from the DRC, Somalia, Burundi and Rwanda
72% of South Sudanese refugee families live in adequate shelter
83%  of urban refugee children enrolled in primary education

People of Concern Personnes relevant de la compétence du HCR

Increase in
2015 694,158
2014 600,989
2013 294,780


[["Refugees",477187],["Asylum-seekers",35779],["Returned refugees",1192],["Others of concern",180000]]
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Year-end Overview

Working environment

The year 2016 has seen a significant increase in the total population of concern to UNHCR in Uganda, largely as a result of the latest crisis in South Sudan. By October 2016, Uganda’s “open door” policy had enabled more than 600,000 refugees and asylum-seekers to access safety and protection. The majority of refugees in Uganda originate from Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan and are granted prima facie recognition by the Government. With the support of UNHCR, the host community, various partners from the UN Country Team, civil society, and bilateral and multilateral development actors, the Government of Uganda ensures that refugees and registered asylum-seekers are protected, live in safety and dignity, and progressively attain lasting solutions.  
Uganda has established a protection-friendly environment that allows refugees to enjoy their rights and to rapidly resume and lead normal lives. The Uganda National Development Plan (NDP II 2015/16 - 2019/20) includes refugees in national development planning and structures through a Government strategy called the Settlement Transformative Agenda (STA).  

Key priorities

To provide support to the Government of Uganda, the UN Country Team and the World Bank have jointly developed a framework for “Refugee and host population empowerment” (ReHoPE). This multi-year strategic framework supports coordinated and effective responses in the areas of: (i) emergency response, (ii) protection and integrated service delivery, (iii) sustainable and resilient livelihoods, and (iv) durable and development solutions for refugee and host communities. Resettlement continues to be an important element in protection and solutions strategies for refugees in Uganda, but is available for only a limited percentage of the refugee population.  
Potential funding shortfalls in 2017 could compromise the implementation of the multi-year strategic targets and outcomes identified by the Office. Lack of funding could also lead to losses in terms of operational effectiveness, political goodwill, and host community support.