Assistance to Sudanese and Other Refugees in Uganda 2008

Contract partner: UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Uganda Funding amount: € 300.000,00 Project start: 01.01.2008 End: 31.12.2008

Short Description:

Overall goal

Following Uganda's new Refugee Act, which came into effect in 2006 and takes a progressive approach towards freedom of movement, the right to work, land rights and the treatment of refugees in mass-influx situations, UNHCR aims to build the capacity of government agencies, to train their staff to implement the new Refuee Act and to conduct public awareness campaigns on refugee rights and asylum procedures. This includes the following objectives:

-> Ensure the rights of all refugees to enjoy universal access to primary health and nutrition services.

-> Address occurrence of SGBV in the settlements.

-> Ensure the protection of refugees and minimise the abuse of children, women and other refugees in accordance with International and National Laws, and

-> Promote integration of refugee services into district structures and host community in order to become self supporting and responsible for their members with special needs, including women, adolescents and children.

Activities will be implemented for 85.000 Sudanese refugees, over 7000 Congolese refugees, as well as a small number of refugees with other nationalities in the north-west of Uganda, in the Districts of Moyo, Adjumani, Arua, Yumbe, Hoima and Masindi.

project number 2371-01/2008
source of funding OEZA
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Sofortmaßnahmen
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
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  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.