17 September 2013: The deteriorating security situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has led thousands of refugees to seek shelter in Uganda since 2012. When fighting intensified in July, a massive influx of some 20,000 new refugees hit Uganda’s Bubukwanga Transit Centre. The centre, which has a capacity of 12,000 refugees, now hosts more than 22,206 refugees. With more refugees waiting in the border areas and the rainy season around the corner, Uganda urgently needs humanitarian assistance. The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated US$4,974,413 to six United Nations agencies and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to address the rapidly unfolding humanitarian crisis. Some 20,000 people are expected to benefit from Read more >>
CERF in Action - Rapid Response
CERF provides $4 million to Uganda
The following countries have received allocations: Afghanistan ($17 million), Algeria ($3 million), Burundi ($3 million), the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea ($7 million), Djibouti ($3 million), Eritrea ($3 million), Ethiopia ($17 million), Haiti ($6 million), Liberia ($3 million), Sudan ($17 million), Uganda ($4 million) and Yemen ($17 million).
CERF's underfunded emergencies window aims to even out funding disparities and highlight hidden emergencies. In this way, the countries were selected on the basis of the severity of humanitarian needs and an analysis of funding levels.
A second round of allocations from CERF’s underfunded emergencies window will follow in July 2013.