Uganda Refugee News -March 2022

Uganda Refugee News -March 2022

Welcome to Edition 27

As more and more refugees from Congo continue to cross into Uganda, funding to ensure an effective response remains elusive.

With budgets further stretched, I hope this newsletter helps in some small way to keep the information flowing and increase and improve decision-making and strategizing. On that note, please check out the free training opportunities identified and to be found at the bottom of the email.

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Sector specific:


International Journal of Educational Development – Effects of including refugees in local government schools on pupils’ learning achievement: Evidence from West Nile, Uganda
New Vision – Equating of refugees’ academic qualifications with Ugandan ones starts


Energypedia – The Uganda Energy Kiosk Model in Refugee Settings


BMC Infectious Diseases – Developing strategies to address barriers for tuberculosis case finding and retention in care among refugees in slums in Kampala, Uganda: a qualitative study using the COM-B model
Book (pay for access) – Communicative Health Promotion for Refugee Children in Uganda
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health – Psychological Interventions for Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence in Humanitarian Settings: An Overview of the Evidence and Implementation Considerations
Journal of Global Health Reports – COVID-19 vaccine acceptance among refugees in Bidibidi refugee settlement, Northern Uganda
Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health – (pay for content) – Nutrition Status of Refugee and Host-Country Children: Negotiating for Equal Distribution of Relief Food During Emergencies in Uganda
NTV Uganda – NCHE starts process to recognize refugees’ qualifications – The National Council for Higher Education is recognising and equating academic qualifications for refugees to the standards in Uganda. This will enable them to acquire gainful employment and further education in Uganda
Research Square – Self-care interventions for sexual and reproductive health in humanitarian and fragile settings: a scoping review
York Space – Social Entrepreneurship, Economic Development and Refugees in Uganda: Exploring Alternative Approaches to International Development through Sport


The Cooperator – UNDP, KOICA launch construction of three markets in refugee hosting districts
EU Trust Fund for Africa – Creating new opportunities for refugees through TVET
FSD Africa – Rebuilding livelihoods in displacement
Kenya: Creating Markets in Forced Displacement Contexts – 03 March 2022
Uganda: The Private Sector can bring Jobs and Development to Uganda’s Refugee Populated Areas – 03 March 2022

IPA- Improving Labor Market Opportunities for Refugees in Uganda
Land – Using Land to Promote Refugee Self-Reliance in Uganda
MTD-Lab – Creative Capacity Building in Uganda: Scaling the Impact of Refugee-Led Design Solutions
NRC – Market Analysis of Enterprises Owned by People Affected by Displacement
NTV Uganda (video) – Financial inclusion for refugees
Subsistence Marketplaces – A Greenhouse In A Refugee Settlement, Nakivale, Uganda
Toyota – First collaboration of its kind between UNHCR and a Japanese company to provide refugees in Africa with practical skills in the automotive industry
World Vision/Zoa/UNHCR – Agriculture Value Chain Study presentation
World Vision/Busara – Improving the impact of VSLAs on refugees’ and host communities’ self-reliance, resilience and economic capacity
U Learn – Videos from the harmonisation of CVA workshop sessions
Emerging Good Practices & Lessons in Refugee Livelihood Activities
Overview of Refugee Financial Inclusion
Minutes of Livelihood and Resilience Sector Working Group (LRSWG) meeting Date – 22 Feb 2022

WFP – Cash grants from WFP empower refugees in Uganda


Refugee Survey Quarterly – Re-Thinking Protection for LGBTI Refugees in Kampala, Uganda: A Relational, Trust-Based Approach


Penn Today – Changing lives in refugee communities through access to clean water
Population and Public health – How to better understand the experiences of children who wet themselves
UNICEF – UNICEF water pump stations provide relief to refugees and host communities


NEW – Project Muse – Refugee Welfare Councils as Spaces of Local Citizenship Production: The Case of Adjumani District, Uganda
Amplifying Voices – Soot Semee – Two years of building peace
CARE – Access Protection Empowerment Accountability and Leadership (APEAL) II project Endline Evaluation
The East African – Uganda decries lack of funds to host refugees
FAO – Latest developments on the drought situation in the region and FAO’s engagement in the displacement context – 31 March 2022
FEWS-Net –
Uganda Key Message Update: Below-average rainfall likely to impact production and reduce expected improvements in food security, March 2022
Food Security Outlook, February to September 2022
Uganda Price Bulletin March 2022 ; February 2022

GRN/ EU-COMAR/NWC – Beyond consultation: towards meaningful participation of refugees
The Independent – IGG, CSOs Partner to Fight Corruption in Refugee Sector
IOM supports 2,500 in Amuru district with dignity kits
IOM Supports COVID-19 Vaccination in Hard-to-Reach Areas of Uganda

ISS – Video – Unpacking migration challenges in East Africa and the Horn
MDPI – Local Integration as a Durable Solution? Negotiating Socioeconomic Spaces between Refugees and Host Communities in Rural Northern Uganda
NTV – South Sudanese refugee mothers concerned at shrinking support
The Observer – Refugees pay huge bribes to relocate
Research Terms of Reference: Cross-Sectoral Child Protection Assessment – Uganda UGA2109 (December 2021, Version 1)
Research Terms of Reference: Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Mapping and Standardisation of Rapid Assessment Tool – Uganda UGA2201 (7 February 2022, Version 1)

REACH/UNHCR – Uganda Refugee Operation – Participatory Assessment 2021 – National Report December 2021
Rift Valley Institute – Mobile Livelihoods – Borderland dynamics between Uganda and South Sudan
Student’s Journal of Health Research Africa – Perceptions and Attitudes of the Local Community towards Urban Refugees Living in Mbarara City, Southwestern Uganda: A Cross-Sectional Study.
Techfugees – How to build a mobile charging and connectivity border solution with refugees
Refugees and Asylum-Seekers in Uganda (28 February 2022)
Refugee Statistics Map – February 2022
South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan, January – December 2022
Refugee Policy Review Framework Country Summary as at 30 June 2020 (March 2022)
Regional Bureau for East and Horn of Africa, and the Great Lakes Region – Refugees and asylum-seekers by country of asylum (as of 28 February 2022)
Collaborating for Capacity: Strengthening efforts for refugee-led organisations
Refugee Statistics February 2022
Adjumani ; Bidi Bidi ; Imvepi ; Kampala ; Kyangwali ; Kyaka II ; Kiryandongo ; Lobule ; Nakivale ; Oruchinga ; Palabek ; Palorinya ; Rhino ; Rwamwanja
Uganda Active Population Population by settlement: February 2022
UNHCR and partners seek US$1.2 billion to address Africa’s largest refugee crisis
2022 South Sudan Regional RRRP: Regional overview of the South Sudanese refugee population as of 28 February 2022
South Sudan Regional Refugee Response Plan, January – December 2022

Uganda Humanitarian Situation Report No. 1 – January – February 2022
January – February 2022 UNICEF Uganda Situation Dashboard

Uganda Country Brief, January 2022
European Union provides additional support for refugees in Uganda

World Bank –
How to Cope with a Refugee Shock? Evidence from Uganda
Inclusive Refugee-Hosting in Uganda Improves Local Development and Prevents Public Backlash
Social Cohesion and Refugee-Host Interactions: Evidence from East Africa

World Mediation Organisation – Rwanda – Uganda’s Bilateral Relations: Do Refugees Contribute?
World Vision – South Sudan Refugee Response: Successes Registered

Training, Funding, Events etc:

Impactpool – Virtual Careers Fair for African nationalA 5-hour online event curated for for mid to senior-level African professionals with with at least 4 years of work experience in sustainable development, humanitarian response, or any related field to chat directly with HR representatives, apply for job vacancies and engage in live career workshops. Thursday 21st April 2022, 12:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. (CEST) Essential criteria: 4+ years of relevant international work experience; A Post-Graduate degree (Bachelors considered with more experience); Multi-lingual (English, French, Arabic, Spanish); an African national (if you have dual-nationality, please enter your qualifying nationality); Please ensure you submit your CV in English when registering.
Humuntem – USAID Rules & Regulations – Grants & Cooperative AgreementsMay 23, 2022 – Online / EAT (Eastern Africa Time) – Whether you are new to USAID funding or have years of program experience, this highly participatory online workshop will show you how to apply the regulations to benefit your project, staff and organization. Run over 5 days using a combination of live webinars, videos and discussions, learners will be able to: navigate up-to-date USAID rules and regulations with the confidence to find answers, solve common issues and manage audit findings; confidently collaborate and negotiate with key USAID staff, including the AO/AOR; know why, how and when to submit prior approvals, waivers and extensions – and understand how to use them to save time and money; and understand how your organization’s policies and procedures are critical to effective project implementation – and how to make them more efficient.

Free training opportunities

Wellness and Resilience for Frontline Workers and Managers – This course will assist you in understanding the impact that stress is having on your lives and how to build personal and organisational resilience. By the end of the course, you will have developed a personal action plan and increased knowledge of various wellness and resilience techniques to apply during stressful situations.
Psychological First Aid for Children – Psychological First Aid (PFA) for Children course will introduce you to the concepts and steps involved in providing support to children following a distressing event. It includes activities that focus on the core elements of PFA and how to apply them in a humanitarian context.
Basic Psychological First Aid – This course will teach you the tools and skills to provide effective psychological support based on best practices globally, that you can tailor to your lifestyle, family, friends and communities.