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Uganda Emergency Flash Update - 21 November 2019

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START Consortium (CRS, Caritas, Plan International and World Vision) registered 996 vulnerable households (8,018 individuals) in Butaleja and Bulambuli districts for shelter, disaster risk reduction, WASH, food security and child protection assistance.

Plan and World Vision are mobilizing communities around WASH and Child Protection concerns, involving Village Health Teams (VHTs), Community Development Officers (CDOs), and the District Probation Officer, among others. CRS is working with the Humanitarian Response Department on the design of shelter and market-based activities for food and non-food support.


Registration was conducted in the districts of Butaleja (November 12 - 14) and Bulambuli (November 14 - 16). Consortium partners are meeting November 18 to review registration data, strategize on distribution logistics, confirm indicators, map stakeholders and assess the communications and feedback processes that are in place.


In Butaleja, 500 households (53% femaleheaded) were visited and surveyed individually with the support of World Vision Uganda (WVU) and Caritas. Of those registered, 26 qualified for shelter support and 216 for WASH support.

In Bulambuli, due to time constraints registration was conducted in a central location in collaboration with Plan International and Caritas. Bulambuli suffered greater structural damage with 113 qualifying for shelter support and 313 for WASH support of the 496 households registered (49% female-headed). Households qualifying for such infrastructure support will receive a home-visit in the following week for final verification and collection of GPS coordinates.

Local elected officials continue to play a critical role in ensuring the most vulnerable receive support. For transparency, final participant lists will be posted in district and sub-county offices. Suggestion boxes have been set up in each sub-county. Boxes display CRS’ toll-free number, stress anonymity and encourage positive or negative feedback. Signage is currently in English with a plan for translations in local languages to be supplied this week and the remaining two boxes installed in Bwikhonge and Nabbongo sub-counties. As registration