Data-Driven Development Response to Displacement Crisis in Uganda: The Displacement Crisis Response Mechanism
Uganda is experiencing a displacement shock. It has the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world, including the third largest number of refugees (the highest in Africa). Uganda is currently hosting 1.37 million refugees and asylum seekers. South Sudanese (62%) make up the largest refugee population followed by refugees from the DRC (29%), Burundi (3.3%), Somalia (2.7%) and others (3%) from Ethiopia, Eritrea, Rwanda and Sudan. Humanitarian actors are engaged in enhancing the integrity of refugee population figures via biometric registration. The greatest concentration of refugees is in Uganda’s northwest, and to a lesser extent in its south west, bordering Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan.