Emergency Plan of Action operation update Uganda: Population Movement
Source: International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Date: September 2016
Description: This update provides a brief overview on Ugandan Red Crescent Societies (URCS) actions to date in the preparations for the start of their response activities to be covered by the Emergency Appeal (in anticipation of pledges). Appeal coverage at the time of writing is 19%, through support from the Netherlands Red Cross and Swedish Red Cross.
Additional support is urgently needed as the refugee numbers increase significantly. At the time of writing the appeal UNHCR predicted Bidibidi camp would be hosting 40,000 refugees by the end of 2016. According to UNHCRs recent figures the camp now hosts 107,746 people. New surrounding areas in Yumbe are being assessed to increase the camp capacity to 180,000, which would continue to stretch much needed services especially related to water and sanitation which are at a vital low as additional assistance is urgently needed.
URCS has been tasked through the OPM and in agreement with partners like UNHCR to provide lifesaving support to the South Sudanese refugees through the planned activities in the Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA). This work is not possible without the much needed assistance from partners.