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.

Years Active in the Country
We have been helping in Uganda since 2017
Staff Members
of Johanniter work on site
could be reached in 2019
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

  • Refugees in Uganda: Chance For a New Start

    Refugees in Uganda: Chance For a New Start


    Uganda is home for refugees from 13 African countries. In cooperation with the local partner CEFORD, Johanniter supported displaced families in a refugee settlement. A new project expands the activities now.

  • Escape From Sexual Violence

    Escape From Sexual Violence


    The 17-year-old Margaret (name changed) from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and her family have found shelter in Uganda. There, they are supported by our partner organisation ACORD.