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From Humanitarian Response to Resilience: Quick Facts

Uganda is one of the top ten countries in the world that hosts the largest number of refugees. As of August 31st, 2017, the number of refugees arriving in the country had reached 1,355,764 more than at any time in the country’s history. Eighty six percent of the refugees are women and children below 18 years . UNFPA plays a leading role in ensuring access to life-saving sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services; preventing and responding to gender-based violence (GBV); and empowering women, adolescent girls and young people in refugee hosting districts. Since 2013 UNFPA has been working closely with the Government of Uganda, sister United Nations agencies, non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations and other partners to ensure that sexual and reproductive health is integrated into emergency programming.