Uganda Humanitarian Situation Report (May 2019)
Situation overview and humanitarian needs
- Nearly 11,200 refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and South Sudan arrived in Uganda in May, bringing the total population of new arrivals since January 2019 to approximately 44,000 people.
- With UNICEF support, over 18,800 children were immunized against measles in refugee-hosting districts.
- Over 412,000 children aged 6-59 months have received Vitamin A supplementation in West Nile since the beginning of the year.
- Following several months of dry weather that threatened crop and livelihoods in eastern Uganda, rainfall levels increased towards the end of May. However, severe food insecurity—particularly in the regions of Karamoja and Teso—is ongoing.
- Since the start of the year, over 8,000 children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) in Karamoja and across 12 refugee-hosting districts have been treated for SAM by the Government of Uganda (GoU) with support from UNICEF.
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