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From Humanitarian Response To Resilience: UNFPA work in Emergencies

Uganda is one of the top ten countries in the world that hosts the largest number of refugees. As of  October 1 2017, the number of refugees arriving in the country had reached 1,381,207 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.