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Uganda: Healthcare Implementing Partner for UNHCR at Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement

UNHCR UGANDA update for the South Sudan Emergency

June 29, 2015
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Report on the influx of South Sudanese Refugees to the RMF supported Kiryandongo Refugee Settlment in Uganda

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UNHCR UGANDA

UPDATE FOR THE SOUTH SUDAN EMERGENCY

19-25 June 2015

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A total of 154,840 South Sudanese refugees have been assisted in Uganda since the influx
    began in mid-December 2013, including 96,463 in Adjumani, 14,691 in Arua, 35,806 in
    Kiryandongo and 7,880 (as of 18 June) in Kampala.
  • The World Refugee Day was celebrated on 20 June around the country. This year, the national
    event was in Adjumani. The theme of the year was “Refugees are regular people, get to know
    and support them”. The event was attended by government officials including the 2nd Deputy
    Prime Minister, the State Minister for Internal Affairs and the Office of the Prime Minister -
    Commissioner for Refugee. The event was also attended by the UNHCR Country
    Representative, a delegate from the Italian Embassy, various United Nations agencies and
    partners based in the West Nile Refugee operation. The Government and UNHCR in particular
    emphasised the continued provision of protection and assistance to refugees.
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Background

The project has been implemented in Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement as part of the emergency response to the South Sudanese refugee influx. Health services are provided through the established health centers: Panyadoli Hills Health Centre II, Panyadoli Health Centre III, Nyakadot Health Centre II, and the Reception Centre Clinic with community-based care supporting both the refugee and host community.
Funding is provided by UNHCR to aid the influx of refugees and asylum seekers into Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement. The number of refugees is projected to increase. This is due to the political instability in South Sudan, as the cease-fire agreement signed in Ethiopia has not yielded peace as anticipated.
Real Medicine Foundation (RMF) has hired a manager who is responsible for the overall implementation and coordination of planned interventions, whereas OPM and UNHCR do oversight functions. Activities are planned, coordinated, and reviewed on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis through coordination meetings chaired by OPM at the settlement level.


Objectives
  • Emergency operations
  • Care and maintenance of refugees and asylum seekers in Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement through the delivery of quality health care services
  • Ensure optimal access to reproductive health and HIV/AIDS services
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