Humanitarian Assistance to Sudanese and other Refugees in Uganda
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.