About the Crisis in Uganda
Uganda has experienced a huge influx of refugees and asylum seekers – more than 1.3 million – from South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, straining local resources.
More than 62 percent of refugees in Uganda are from South Sudan, where people face violence, food insecurity, and a lack of access to basic services such as health and education. Another 28 percent come from the DRC, where Congolese are escaping from inter-ethnic violence and attacks on civilians.
Uganda is at risk of outbreaks of diseases like cholera, malaria, and Ebola. Currently, Ebola continues to spread in the eastern region of the DRC and threatens to break into Uganda. Erratic, heavy rainfall has caused poor road conditions, leading to slow responses for services and health emergencies.