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Refugees and nationals by district
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Refugee population by district
Refugee settlements
Total refugees JSON 
1,494,505
Last updated 31 May 2021
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 May 2021
  16.0%
239,074
Adjumani Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 31 May 2021
  15.3%
228,787
Madi Okollo & Terego Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 31 May 2021
  13.1%
195,596
Isingiro Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 31 May 2021
  9.9%
147,958
Kikuube Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 31 May 2021
  8.5%
127,589
Obongi Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 31 May 2021
  8.4%
125,617
Kyegegwa Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 31 May 2021
  8.4%
125,403
Kampala Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 31 May 2021
  6.2%
92,729
Kamwenge Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 31 May 2021
  5.1%
76,805
Kiryandongo Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 31 May 2021
  4.8%
72,093
Lamwo Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 31 May 2021
  3.8%
57,102
Koboko Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 31 May 2021
  0.4%
5,752

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 May 2021
  61.6%
921,013
Dem. Rep. of the Congo Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 31 May 2021
  28.9%
432,390
Burundi Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 31 May 2021
  3.4%
50,998
Somalia Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 31 May 2021
  3.2%
47,418
Rwanda Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 31 May 2021
  1.2%
17,738
Eritrea Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 31 May 2021
  1.2%
17,372
Ethiopia Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 31 May 2021
  0.2%
3,433
Sudan Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 31 May 2021
  0.2%
3,425
Others Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, Government of Uganda 31 May 2021
  0.0%
718


Host population by district JSON 
Location name Source Data date Population
Kampala 29 Jan 2021
  27.8%
1,709,900
Madi Okollo & Terego 29 Jan 2021
  12.5%
770,600
Yumbe 29 Jan 2021
  11.4%
699,300
Isingiro 29 Jan 2021
  10.0%
616,700
Kamwenge 29 Jan 2021
  7.7%
475,600
Kyegegwa 29 Jan 2021
  7.7%
475,600
Kikuube 29 Jan 2021
  6.1%
376,600
Kiryandongo 29 Jan 2021
  5.2%
322,300
Koboko 29 Jan 2021
  4.4%
267,700
Adjumani 29 Jan 2021
  3.9%
237,400
Lamwo 29 Jan 2021
  2.4%
145,400
Obongi 29 Jan 2021
  0.8%
50,300

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Uganda launches the “Jobs and Livelihoods Integrated Refugee Plan” (JLIRP) In line with the spirit of the GCR, the government of Uganda has launched in May 2021, the multi partner “Jobs and Livelihoods Integrated Refugee Plan” (JLIRP). The plan envisions self-reliant and resilient refugee and host community households in refugee hosting districts by 2025. The JLIRP will contribute to resilient, sustainable and inclusive development of refugees and host communities through the improvement of social cohesion; increasing economic opportunities by strengthening market systems; increasing household income, food and nutrition security and agricultural output for in-country and export markets; increasing productive coping strategies; increasing access to vocational and technical education; and improving social protection key to socio-economic inclusion of refugees and host communities in refugee hosting districts. The full plan can be downloaded here: https://data2.unhcr.org/en/documents/details/86601
24 May 2021
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Capital
Kampala
Languages
en, sw
Population
34,856,813
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Gini index
44.3
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