Contribution to UNHCR's Work in Uganda in the Framework of the DRC Situation (Supplement. Budget Appeal)
Ongoing instability, human rights violations and violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) conintue to displace people internally and across borders into Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda. In 2012, in addition to an estimated 390,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) within DRC, more than 28,000 refugees fled to Rwanda, almost 57,000 to Uganda, and a growing number also to Burundi. In all three countries, arriving refugees are registered by UNHCR, and/or the national authorities in reception centers and trasferred to settlements (in Uganda) or refugee camps (in Rwanda and Burundi).
This grant provides a contribution to the UNHCR's work in Uganda in response to the DRC refugee situation: In the settlements, the refugees receive household assistance in the form of core relief items (such as moquito nets, blankets, or jerry cans), shelter materials, sanitation kits, as well as a plot of land for cultivation. In addition, UNCHR works to improve facilities (such as health centers) and basic services in the refugee settlements.
The total of this UNHCR's supplementary budget appeal amounts to USD 69,6 million of which USD 22,2 million are budgeted for Uganda.