Refugee with her kid
In Uganda

we support refugees and the local communities in refugee settlements.

International Assistance in Uganda

Why we are on site

Uganda is the country with the highest number of refugees in all of Africa. A total of around 1.2 million people live here, who come from the neighbouring countries of South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi and Eritrea. The majority of them are women and children who have fled violence and armed conflict. The refugees receive legally guaranteed protection, as well as the right to work and move around. In addition, they are allocated land that they can use for agricultural cultivation. However, these land parcels are usually not large enough to ensure an adequate supply of food. Due to the many additional areas of land for cultivation, the settlements often extend over very large areas. This makes it difficult to provide adequate supplies for the people living there.

4
Years Active in the Country
We have been helping in Uganda since 2017
6
Staff Members
of Johanniter work on site
51.000
People
could be reached in 2019
3
Partner Organisations
implement the projects on the ground

What we achieve together with our partner organisations

Johanniter International Assistance has been active in Uganda since 2017. We support refugees as well as the local communities in the refugee settlements. In our projects, we teach the refugees about healthy nutrition and good hygiene practices in order to improve their living conditions. We also support people with disabilities by setting up self-help groups, where they receive training on the topics such as preventive health care, hygiene and good nutrition. They also have the opportunity to receive training and support in order to work together in savings and loan groups. This makes it easier for them to access loans for starting income-generating activities.

Project News from Uganda

  • Lomuju is sitting on a chair, looking on the long road in front of him.

    Flight: When psycholgical wounds hardly heal

    18.06.2021

    Experienced violence and the resulting flight leave deep scars on many of those affected, which can have consequences for many years afterwards. Our partner organisation CEFORD provides important psychological support to overcome trauma.

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  • Healing Invisible Scars

    07.04.2021

    Mental health is an important part of every individual's life. But it is particularly at risk among people experiencing refugee situations or gender-based violence.

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  • “The force used by a man to control his wife is considered legitimate”

    07.12.2020

    In our interview, Atwiine Muhindi Catherine, Programme Coordinator of ACORD, tells us about the especially hard situation for refugees, as well as about the impacts of the Corona Pandemic on women in Uganda.

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