Assistance to Sudanese and Other Refugees in Uganda 2008
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.