The project targets South Sudanese refugees in Haut-Uélé and Ituri province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the need to ensure their protection. This includes access to adequate settlement areas and services as well as opportunities for self-reliance and in a way that mutually benefits and enhances the peaceful-coexistence with local, host communities and ensures that there is no deleterious impact to the neighboring Garamba National Park, a World Heritage Site.
The overall objective of the action is for refugees and host communities in Haut-Uélé and Ituri provinces of the DRC to live in safety and dignity, in an enhanced protected environment and with access to livelihoods and basic services. This will be achieved by creating the conditions for improved sustainable economic and social development and in a way that minimizes environmental impact and conforms to international standards and best practice.
The specific objectives of the project are:
1. South Sudanese refugees are settled in an integrated manner with their host communities and at an appropriate distance from Garamba National Park.
2. South Sudanese refugees and host community have improved access to protection as well as land, livelihoods and basic services to the mutual benefit of both community and in a way that significantly reduces the impact to the local environment.
- Project duration
- 12 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2024
- Project locations
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- EU contribution
- €3 000 000
- Region and Country
- Horn of Africa
- Greater economic and employment opportunitiesStrengthening resilience of communitiesImproved migration management
- United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees