Uganda Refugee News – Edition 26 – February 2022

Uganda Refugee News – Edition 26 – February 2022

Sector specific:

Education:

JRS – New lab facilities in Uganda break down barriers for refugee girls in science
U Learn – Digital Financial Literacy Training in the Uganda refugee response – Learning Brief

Environment

The Chimp Reports – Nakivale refugees gets solar powered water
DRC – Building resilience while contributing to environmental regeneration – Lessons learned from the NURI ProgrammeBuilding resilience while contributing to environmental regeneration – Lessons learned from the NURI Programme
Environmental Science and Pollution research – (pay for content) – Refugees, governance, and sustainable environment: PQARDL method
The Independent – Refugees and environmental degradation
NTV – video – Kikuube District to spend Shs2Bn on Kyangwali Reserve for refugees welfare – Kikuube District Local Government has invested 2.2 billion shillings for the Development of Road Infrastructure at Kyangwali. The District launched the rehabilitation of the 30 km road that covers the entire Refugee Camp and it is expected to cost 1.76 billion shillings
The Scientific World Journal – The Energy Potential of Harvested Wood Fuel by Refugees in Northern Uganda

Health:

AIDS and Behaviour – Social Support and Linkage to HIV Care Following Routine HIV Testing in a Ugandan Refugee Settlement
BMC Public Health – Access to preventive sexual and reproductive health care for women from refugee-like backgrounds: a systematic review
Europe PMC – Psychological Flexibility in South Sudanese Female Trauma Survivors in Uganda as a Mechanism for Change Within a Guided Self-Help Intervention
IMedPub Journals – Determinants of Help-Seeking Behaviours among Persons with Depression in Kyaka II Refugee Settlement Camp, Kyegegwa District, Uganda
International Journal of STD & AIDS – Social contextual factors associated with lifetime HIV testing among the Tushirikiane urban refugee youth cohort in Kampala, Uganda: Cross-sectional findings
Oxfam – Access to COVID-19 vaccines for refugees in Uganda
U Learn – Inter-agency rumours bulletin February 2022

Livelihoods

New – Financial Biographies of People Coping with New Surroundings (pgs10-34) – In Uganda, we interviewed refugees and migrants from Somalia, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, and Rwanda. We saw that those who had chosen to live in the city of Kampala, would overtime, likely experience a progression in their earnings from less than $1 a day to more than $4 a day and, for the enterprising few, far more. Those in the camp often resorted to selling their food rations to survive.
ECHO/World Vision/ZOA/SNV – AGRICULTURE VC Study Presentation
Ensibuuko – ETL Presentation
FAO – Opening up new frontiers for young people and refugees in agribusiness
ILO – PROSPECTS in Uganda – at a glance – February 2022
Identifying an optimal ecosystem model of refugee-related businesses via an online systems-based evolutionary meaning laboratory:A case in Uganda
Opportunity International – Life on the Margins: Meeting the Unique Needs of Refugees and Students in Uganda
Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation – The Food Systems Approach applied in city regions – Lessons learned from four case studies in low- and middle-income countries Kennis Basis Programme Feeding the Cities and Migration Settlements
U Learn
Uganda Refugee response Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) user perspectives – Research brief
Financial Services in the Uganda Refugee Response – An assessment of users’ perspective

UNDP – Voices of change from UNDP/KOICA Refugee Beneficiaries

Protection

CARE – Voices of change from UNDP/KOICA Refugee Beneficiaries
Evidence and Policy – Engaging refugee women and girls as experts: co-creating evidence on sexual exploitation and abuse in humanitarian crises using creative, participatory methods
Linnaeus University – Male Victims of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Uganda – A case study on conflict-related sexual violence in Uganda and how local organizations treat sexually violated men.

WASH

AIRD – Scaling up availability of access to soap for displaced persons in North Western Uganda
Shift Media – Opportunity Bank Uganda Supports Nakivale Refugee Camp With Clean Water
International Journal for Equity in Health – Social and geographic inequalities in water, sanitation and hygiene access in 21 refugee camps and settlements in Bangladesh, Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, and Zimbabwe

Other:

,NEW ,- Everyday mobility among South Sudanese refugees in Uganda reveals agency and uncertainty
CWG/UNHCR – CWG Newsletter Nov 2021 – Jan 2022
ECHO – Factsheet – Uganda (Last updated 08/02/2022)
Fews-Net – Uganda Price Bulletin, January 2022
GoU – Uganda Active Population Population by settlement: January 2022
GoU/UNHCR
Refugee Statistics January 2022
Refugee Statistics Map – January 2022
Refugee Statistics January 2022 – Bidibidi, Adjumani; Imvepi; Kampala; Kiryandongo; Kyaka II; Kyangwali; Lobule; Nakivale; Palabek; Oruchinga; Palorinya; Rhino; Rwamanja
Refugees and Asylum-Seekers in Uganda (31 January 2022)

GoU/UNHCR/WFP –
Uganda Cash Working Group, Newsletter November 2021 – January 2022
Regional Bureau for East and Horn of Africa, and the Great Lakes Region – Refugees and asylum-seekers by country of asylum (as of 31 January 2022)

REACH/WFP – Monitor – Refugee Hosting Areas | Refugee Settlement Price and Market Functionality Snapshot, 1-30 November 2021
U Learn –
Refugee Engagement Forum in Uganda – Good Practice Study Brief
AAP Training Recap: Uganda Refugee Response

UNHCR – East and Horn of Africa, and the Great Lakes Region Operational Update (October – December 2021)
UNICEF –
Uganda Humanitarian Situation Overview (as of January to December 2021)– infographic
Uganda Humanitarian Situation Report No. 6 – January – December 2021

WFP/UNHCR/REACH –
Refugee Settlement Price and Market Functionality Snapshot, 1-30 Nov 2021
USAID-WFP Market Monitor Price Data Table Nov 2021

World Bank – Social Cohesion and Refugee-Host Interactions – Evidence from East Africa
Yeni Safak – Lack of basic services upset refugees returning to homes in South Sudan

Feature:

Migrants and forcibly displaced persons: Towards greater inclusion and protection

Second international conference of the Research and Evidence Facility – Nairobi and online, 9-10 June 2022

Themes
Conference content will be split along themes that allow participants to explore the diverse topics addressed during the event. Key themes are:
1. Climate change and human mobility
2. Gender, forced displacement and migration
3. Migration and migration research in the time of COVID-19
4. Refugee and IDP inclusion
5. Forced displacement and protection
6. Private sector involvement with migration and forced displacement
7. Information technology and financial digitisation
8. Borderlands and cross-border movements

Sessions
All sessions will run for 75 minutes with one moderator/ host. We will hold a mix of plenary sessions and smaller parallel sessions (two at a time, technology permitting) will be held. We are exploring possibilities of hosting online with companies who have demonstrated competence in this area.

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