South Sudan Refugee Crisis - August 2016
Plan International Canada
South Sudan Refugee Response (Uganda)
Humanitarian assistance provided:
Provide safe and protective environments, improve access to drinking water and promote hygienic practices
Thousands of people flee into Uganda’s West Nile Region
Renewed fighting over the course of July and August in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, forced thousands of people to flee into Uganda’s West Nile Region. Security for new arrivals is a concern, as looting and random acts of violence against civilians have been reported. Estimates show that between 500 and 1,400 people are arriving into Uganda every day.
The unprecedented and unexpected influx of people into Uganda has left the country and responding agencies overwhelmed with a scarcity of resources needed to assist the new arrivals. Women and children make up 87% of new arrivals, creating protection concerns for this population. Health issues, including a recent outbreak of cholera, have only exacerbated the situation.
Proposed Humanitarian Response
Reduce vulnerability of crisis-affected people, especially women and children, by meeting their water, hygiene and protection needs
Distribution of Funds
Global Affairs Canada $278,400
Humanitarian Coalition $37,120
Plan International Canada $55,680