Humanitarian Assistance to Sudanese and other Refugees in Uganda

Contract partner: UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for RefugeesCountry: Uganda Funding amount: € 400.000,00Project start: 01.01.2010End: 31.12.2010

Short Description:

Overall goal

During 2009, Uganda remained politically stable. All refugees, including Sudanese refugees in West Nile region of Uganda benefit from a generous national refugee policy that allows them to seek asylum. Altogether there were over 130.000 refugees registered in Uganda by the beginning of 2010, mostly from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, Rwanda and Somalia.

UNHCR supports the refugee populations themselves as well as the Ugandan government in developing and maintaining a protection regime for refugees.

Activities under this project will be primarily implemented for around 16.000 Sudanese

refugees in the West Nile region of Uganda, as well as for a small numbers of Congolese, Kenyan, Rwandan and other refugees who might benefit from the contribution.

The key aim of UNHCRs program include:

" A fair protection processes and documentation of refugees: improving the standard of registration and profiling of refugees, which is also necessary for repatriation purposes.

" Ensuring refugees' security from violence and exploitation: reducing the risk of gender based violence and coordinating the provision of assistance to survivors of gender based violence.

" Providing essential services to the refugees, with a focus on primary health care and primary education.

project number2371-00/2010
source of fundingOEZA
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.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • 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.