- Region and Country
- Horn of Africa
Uganda hosts the largest number of refugees in Africa, the majority of which originate from South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Somalia. It does so by implementing refugee policies that are among the most progressive. In northern Uganda, which in 2016 experienced a dramatic increase in the refugee population, we aim to equip refugees with the tools for their future reintegration or eventual return to South Sudan through actions that develop job skills and access to services such as education and water, whilst providing parallel support to their host communities. As many refugees are drawn to urban areas, increasing competition for scarce resources, we also provide economic opportunities to both refugees and host communities in Kampala.
Regional Development and Protection Programme (RDPP): Support Programme to the Refugee Settlements and Host Communities in Northern Uganda (SPRS-NU)
The specific objectives aim to improve livelihoods, food and nutrition security, to mitigate risks of further escalation of conflicts and to increase access to education:1.
Strengthening Social Cohesion and Stability in Slum Populations
The specific objective ties in with the first, second and fourth objectives of the European Union Emergency Trust Fund, that is to provide employment opportunities and basic local services, as well as preventing conflict in marginalised communities in urban slums of Uganda.
Response to increased demand on Government Service and creation of economic opportunities in Uganda (RISE)
The specific objectives are 1) to strengthen local authorities' coordination and development & contingency planning, as well as local authority-led service delivery to refugees and the host populations and 2) to increase economic self-reliance of refugees and host populations.
Security, Protection, and Economic Empowerment (SUPREME)
This project aims to improve overall safety and economic well-being for refugees and host communities in Northern Uganda.
Response to Increased Environmental Degradation and Promotion of Alternative Energy Sources in Refugee Hosting Districts
The project has the following specific objectives:1.
Strengthening the ability of IGAD to promote resilience in the Horn of Africa
The specific objectives of the project are: (I) to strengthen IGAD’s capacity for coordinating and facilitating the implementation of IDDRSI to build resilience, as a means of addressing the root causes of vulnerability, forced displacement and irregular migration; and (II) to promote reform in IGAD
Better Migration Management Programme
The overall objective is to improve migration management in the region, and in particular to curb the trafficking of human beings and the smuggling of migrants within and from the Horn of Africa.
Towards Free Movement and Transhumance in the IGAD region
The specific objectives of the project are:(I) to support the process of adoption, ratification and domestication of the IGAD Protocols on Free Movement of Persons and on Transhumance by IGAD Member States upon their adoption by IGAD Council of Ministers, along with complementary measures to...
Research and Evidence Facility
The specific objectives will be to collate, synthesize and disseminate the outcomes of existing and new research and evidence related to instability, irregular migration and forced displacement in the Horn of Africa; to communicate the outcomes of existing and new research and evidence to, and share
Monitoring and Learning System for the EUTF Horn of Africa
Specific Objective 1: to establish and implement a Monitoring and Learning System which monitors and reports on the overall progress of the EUTF Horn of Africa window against EUTF strategic objectives, Horn of Africa policy priorities and EUTF principles of interventions.
IGAD Promoting Peace and Stability in the Horn of Africa Region (IPPSHAR)
The following three thematic objectives and one implementation effectiveness objective are identified to achieve the broader goal of peace and stability in the region:I.
Disrupting criminal trafficking and smuggling networks through increased anti-money laundering and financial investigation capacity in the Greater Horn of Africa
The specific objective is to better equip relevant country agencies to disrupt the traffickers and smugglers of human beings operating in the Greater Horn of Africa through efficient use of financial investigations and anti-money laundering approaches, including on tracing and seizing assets and...
Better Migration Management Programme Phase II
The second phase of the Better Migration Management programme aims to improve the management of safe, orderly and regular migration in the region and support national authorities in addressing the smuggling of migrants and the trafficking in human beings within and from the Horn of Africa.
CRRF DIRECT - Displacement responses through regional cooperation and technical exchange
The overall objective of the action is to increase the safety and well-being of displaced populations and their host communities and reduce inequalities between these groups.
CRRF: Inclusive Urban Development and Mobility
The overall objective is to increase the safety and well-being of displaced populations and their host communities living in urban or peri-urban settings and reduce inequalities between these groups.
Delivering durable solutions to forced displacement in the IGAD region through the implementation of the global compact on refugees (GCR)
The project's overall objective is to strengthen and implement the IGAD GCR process, thereby providing increased safety and well-being to displaced populations and host communities.
Research and Evidence Facility for the Sahel and Lake Chad Region and the North of Africa
The specific objective is to conduct, synthesize, disseminate and make use of new and existing research on the drivers and dynamics of the root causes of instability, insecurity, irregular migration and forced displacement in West and North Africa and migration routes, and the most successful policy...
Technical Cooperation Facility
The overall objective is to increase the efficiency of the Trust Fund, through gender-and-rights-responsive technical assistance for the identification, formulation, evaluation, monitoring of and communication on trust fund interventions, including audits, evaluations/communication actions for this...
Protection and sustainable solutions for migrants and refugees along the Central Mediterranean route
The overall objective of the Action is to contribute to strengthen the governance of migration in the region and provide protection and sustainable solutions for migrants and refugees along the Central Mediterranean route.
Erasmus+ in West Africa and the Horn of Africa
The overall objective of the action is to promote sustainable development and ultimately contribute to poverty reduction by increasing the availability of trained and qualified high-level professional manpower in West Africa and the Horn of Africa.
News & Stories
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Government strengthens protection for Ugandans working abroad
A serious problem facing Uganda is the huge lack of jobs.
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Uganda: Awareness-raising campaigns to counter human trafficking
‘Ugandans are increasingly trafficked for commercial sex or labour exploitation in countries such as Kenya, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates,’ the U.
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In Uganda craftsmanship means hope, one pair of sandals at a time
Emmanuel Logworong, a resident of Palorinya refugee settlement in Obongi District in Northern Uganda, often came across Masai traders selling sandals.
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Creating new opportunities for refugees through TVET
The smell of freshly baked muffins will lead you to Keguru town’s only baker.
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EU-IOM Joint Initiative marks five years of supporting migrants and their communities across Africa
15 December 2021— Daouda is one of the 166 Nigerien migrants who returned from Tripoli to Niamey on a charter flight organised by the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in February 2020.
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Habi’s return and reintegration story
Habi thought that she could easily earn money working as a maid in Libya and come back to Nigeria to take care of her children with some savings.
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UCATIP Uganda: a united voice against human trafficking
Uganda is battling with the menace of human trafficking.