Given this week’s sharp rise in the number of new Congolese arrivals in Uganda, the UNHCR has decided to re-institute the inter-agency update on the DRC refugee situation.

Since 18 December, over 2,650 new refugee arrivals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have crossed to Uganda, four times the average daily arrival recorded between January and November 2017. The vast majority (2,300) entered Uganda crossing Lake Albert aboard rickety fishing boats, with others (350) coming in through more commonly used border points in Kisoro, Kanungu and Bundibugyo districts. The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) reported that many more refugees have reached reception centres and settlements on their own.

The report can be read by clicking the images below.

Real Medicine Foundation has been serving Ugandans, Ugandan IDPs, and refugees from other African nations since April 26th, 2008. We have established 10 initiatives in Uganda which consist of health care, HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, psychological trauma support, education support, vocational support, community support, and refugee support. RMF is the UNHCR Health Implementing Partner in both the Bidibidi and Kiryandongo refugee settlements of Uganda, providing much-needed health services and other support to refugees.

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