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Refugees and nationals by district
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Refugee population by district
Refugee settlements
Total refugees JSON 
1,429,268
Last updated 31 Aug 2020
Source - Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 
Total refugees by month JSON  .CSV 
Refugees by district JSON 
The category "Other" includes refugees in transit/reception facilities pending relocation to settlements.
Location name Source Data date Population
Yumbe Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 31 Aug 2020
  16.3%
232,726
Adjumani Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 31 Aug 2020
  15.0%
214,453
Arua Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 31 Aug 2020
  13.3%
190,363
Isingiro Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 31 Aug 2020
  9.9%
141,101
Kyegegwa Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 31 Aug 2020
  8.7%
123,831
Kikuube Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 31 Aug 2020
  8.6%
123,025
Obongi Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 31 Aug 2020
  8.6%
122,805
Kampala Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 31 Aug 2020
  5.6%
80,506
Kamwenge Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 31 Aug 2020
  5.1%
72,997
Kiryandongo Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 31 Aug 2020
  4.7%
67,704
Lamwo Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 31 Aug 2020
  3.8%
53,806
Koboko Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 31 Aug 2020
  0.4%
5,547
Other Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 31 Aug 2020
  0.0%
404

Refugees by country of origin JSON  .CSV 
Country of origin Source Data date Population
South Sudan Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 31 Aug 2020
  61.7%
882,058
Dem. Rep. of the Congo Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 31 Aug 2020
  29.3%
418,369
Burundi Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 31 Aug 2020
  3.4%
48,404
Somalia Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 31 Aug 2020
  2.9%
40,826
Rwanda Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 31 Aug 2020
  1.2%
17,555
Eritrea Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 31 Aug 2020
  1.1%
15,093
Sudan Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 31 Aug 2020
  0.2%
3,200
Ethiopia Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 31 Aug 2020
  0.2%
3,082
Others Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 31 Aug 2020
  0.0%
681


Host population by district JSON 
Location name Source Data date Population
Kampala 20 Jan 2020
  27.2%
1,680,600
Arua 20 Jan 2020
  14.8%
915,200
Yumbe 20 Jan 2020
  10.8%
663,600
Isingiro 20 Jan 2020
  9.7%
596,400
Kamwenge 20 Jan 2020
  8.3%
513,500
Kyegegwa 20 Jan 2020
  7.1%
441,000
Kikuube 20 Jan 2020
  5.8%
358,700
Kiryandongo 20 Jan 2020
  5.1%
313,800
Koboko 20 Jan 2020
  4.2%
258,000
Adjumani 20 Jan 2020
  3.8%
235,900
Lamwo 20 Jan 2020
  2.3%
143,800
Obongi 20 Jan 2020
  0.8%
48,300

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Capital
Kampala
Languages
en, sw
Population
34,856,813
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44.3
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