Uganda 2018


Humanitarian Compendium

Total Requested:
$11,136,719
Total Funded:
$0
Percentage Funded:
0%

Uganda is now Africa's largest refugee hosting country with over 1.4 million refugees as of November 2017 (of whom 977,000 refugees have fled South Sudan, over 223,000 the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and over 37,000 Burundi). Further increases are expected in 2018, particularly from South Sudan. The majority of the newly arrived refugees are women, children and unaccompanied minors. As there is little prospect that refugees will be able to return to their country of origin any time soon, public services available in refugee hosting districts are suffering from a sudden increase in demand. Availability and access to safe water for drinking, hygiene and livestock is a major challenge in refugee settlements. 

In 2018, IOM will focus on sustainable interventions providing safe and accessible water through the construction of piped water systems and production wells motorized by solar energy in refugee settlements and refugee hosting districts in the West Nile and South West Uganda. Mass sensitization on sanitation and hygiene and their direct link to high mortality, under-nutrition and expansion of outbreaks will seek to reduce underlying causes of health concerns. Moreover, mobile health teams will provide primary health care assistance in Palorinya refugee settlement and its hosting community. IOM will seek to target those most vulnerable to trafficking in persons - particularly the significant number of unaccompanied minors in refugee settlements- to provide them with adequate assistance. Throughout the refugee communities and hosting districts, IOM will continue to focus on livelihood assistance which will address causes of inter-communal conflict and promote social cohesion. IOM will effectively reinforce information flow and the capacity of relevant actors in planning, preparedness and response in South Sudanese cross-border population movements through the Displacement Tracking Matrix.

IOM has built a strong working relationship with the Government of Uganda (GoU) in the implementation of the various projects within refugee settlements. In addition, IOM has established strong partnerships with the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), as well as with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development as well as with the district local governments. IOM is an active member of the inter-agency humanitarian working groups and works in coordination with the corresponding government stakeholders and UN agencies and NGOs.

Overall Targeted Beneficiaries: 162,400 refugees and members of the host communities


Contact Information: Contact   Contact the Donor Relations Division Tel: +41.22.717.9111  


Total Requested:
$11,136,719
Total Funded:
$0
Percentage Funded:
0%
Regional Refugee Response Plans
Requested 7,236,719 | Received: 0 | Percentage funded: 0%

  Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

  • Amount Requested: USD 7,236,719 Amount Received: USD 0
Uganda Migration Crisis Operational Framework
Requested 3,900,000 | Received: 0 | Percentage funded: 0%

  Activities to Support Community Stabilization and Transition

  • Amount Requested: USD 1,000,000 Amount Received: USD 0

  Camp Management and Displacement Tracking

  • Amount Requested: USD 200,000 Amount Received: USD 0

  Counter-trafficking and Protection of Vulnerable Migrants

  • Amount Requested: USD 200,000 Amount Received: USD 0

  Health Support

  • Amount Requested: USD 2,500,000 Amount Received: USD 0
Total Requested:
$11,136,719
Total Funded:
$0
Percentage Funded:
0%
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