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Refugees and nationals by district
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Refugee population by district
Refugee settlements
Total refugees JSON 
1,425,040
Last updated 30 Jun 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 30 Jun 2020
  16.3%
232,718
Adjumani Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 30 Jun 2020
  15.1%
214,470
Arua Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 30 Jun 2020
  13.1%
186,921
Isingiro Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 30 Jun 2020
  9.9%
140,723
Kyegegwa Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 30 Jun 2020
  8.7%
123,858
Kikuube Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 30 Jun 2020
  8.6%
123,031
Obongi Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 30 Jun 2020
  8.6%
122,811
Kampala Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 30 Jun 2020
  5.6%
80,391
Kamwenge Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 30 Jun 2020
  5.1%
72,663
Kiryandongo Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 30 Jun 2020
  4.8%
67,712
Lamwo Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 30 Jun 2020
  3.8%
53,806
Koboko Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 30 Jun 2020
  0.4%
5,530
Other Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 30 Jun 2020
  0.0%
406

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 30 Jun 2020
  61.8%
881,282
Dem. Rep. of the Congo Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 30 Jun 2020
  29.1%
415,118
Burundi Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 30 Jun 2020
  3.4%
48,275
Somalia Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 30 Jun 2020
  2.9%
40,817
Rwanda Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 30 Jun 2020
  1.2%
17,526
Eritrea Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 30 Jun 2020
  1.1%
15,066
Sudan Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 30 Jun 2020
  0.2%
3,196
Ethiopia Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 30 Jun 2020
  0.2%
3,084
Others Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 30 Jun 2020
  0.0%
676


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
Area
N/A
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Gini index
44.3
Currency
UGX
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