Uganda Refugee News – October 2021

Uganda Refugee News – October 2021

Welcome to Edition 22

Like the last newsletter, this feels quite sparse, not necessarily a bad thing as what is included is useful and important stuff and we’re all busy, but possibly reflects a lull in research and publications…or maybe it’s a problem with the collator (ahem!).

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Sector specific:


Techfugees – Digital Spark Program to provide access to free digital skills training
UKFIET – Access to and learning outcomes from early childhood education: equity considerations for refugees and non-refugees in Uganda


NEW – Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on refugees and their protection in Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa and Zimbabwe
NEW – Desk Review Report – Determinants of Chronic Malnutrition in Rhino Camp and Kyaka II Refugee Settlement
Discover Psychology – Suicide ideation and psychosocial distress among refugee adolescents in Bidibidi settlement in West Nile, Uganda
Ground Truth/U-Learn – COVID-19 rumour tracking bulletin – September 2021
IASC – Common Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Programmes in Emergency Settings – With Means of Verification (Version 2.0) – This document provides guidance on the assessment, research, design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of mental health and psychosocial support programmes in emergency settings. Although designed specifically for emergency contexts (including protracted crises), the framework may also be applicable for the transition phases from emergency to development (including disaster risk reduction initiatives).


Samuel Hall –
Selected Highlights on Integrated Approaches to Farm-Based Livelihoods in the Great Lakes Region – includes a case study: Uganda – Land Allocation, Gender Protection, and Food Security
Selected Highlights on Private Sector Involvement in Non-Farm Livelihoods in the Great Lakes Region – includes a case study: Uganda – International Lifeline Fund and Cookstoves

UNCDF – Bridging Uganda’s Digital Divide: Gender Mainstreaming in Digital Agriculture


Research Square – Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting and Child, Early or Forced Marriages in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Senegal


Refugee Survey Quarterly – (paid for content) – “Littered with Logos!”: An Investigation into the Relationship between Water Provision, Humanitarian Branding, Donor Accountability, and Self-Reliance in Ugandan Refugee Settlements
The Sanitation Learning Hub – A Holistic Approach to Accelerated Attainment of Open-Defecation Free Status in Moyo District
UNICEF – ,Inclusion of Refugee Children in National Child Protection Systems – Guidance for Practitioners in Eastern Africa


,NEW – U-Learn – Refugee Voice and Choice: Including refugees in high-level response decision-making
European Parliament – Global Refugee Forum and Africa: tracking progress on pledges and the EU contribution – On 27 May, the Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (DACP) held an exchange of views on “The UN Global Refugee Forum and Africa”, with UNHCR, EC, Ambassadors of Uganda and Mauritania which aimed at tracking progress on pledges in selected African countries and assess the EU contribution. The exchange of views provided information ahead of the December 2021 High-Level Officials Meeting (HLOM) that will assess progress made in the implementation of the Global Compact on Refugees.
FEWS-Net – Uganda Price Bulletin, October 2021
MDPI – Local Integration as a Durable Solution? Negotiating Socioeconomic Spaces between Refugees and Host Communities in Rural Northern Uganda
REACH/WFP – Market Monitor – Refugee Hosting Areas | Refugee Settlement Price and Market Functionality Snapshot, 1-30 September 2021
GoU – Active Population Population by settlement: September 2021
Refugee Statistics September 2021 – Rwamwanja; Nakivale; Oruchinga; Rhino; Palabeck; Bidi Bidi; Kyaka II; Imvepi; Lobule; Kiryandongo; Kampala; Kyangwali; Palorinya; Adjumani
Refugee Statistics September 2021
Refugee Statistics Map – September 2021

Samuel Hall –
Selected Best Practices and Standards for Including Forcibly Displaced Populations in Data Collection Mechanisms – includes as a case study refugees within the scope of the Bureau of Statistics in Uganda
Selected Highlights on Integrated Approaches to Education in the Great Lakes Region – includes a case study – Uganda – Recruitment of Refugee Teachers and Language Bridging Programme for Francophone learners

Nile Post – Adjumani: Refugee influx puts pressure on social services, leaders call for support
The Conversation – Refugee aid should be about achieving self-reliance: how we’re measuring it
Ugandan Government and UNHCR announce verification and profiling of asylum seekers and refugees
Refugees and Asylum-Seekers in Uganda (30 September 2021)
2021 Funding Update – as of 26 October 2021; as of 19 October 2021; as of 5 October 2021
Operational Update, September 2021
East and Horn of Africa, and the Great Lakes Region Operational Update (July – September 2021)
Regional Dashboard: Refugees and asylum-seekers by country of asylum as of 30 September 2021
Regional Dashboard: Refugees, asylum-seekers, refugee returnees and IDPs as of 30 September 2021
Burundian refugees head home but face reintegration challenges – Over 60,000 refugees have returned this year from across the region as tensions ease in Burundi, although more aid is urgently needed to help them pick up their lives and start over.
Cash Working Group – Monthly Meeting Minutes – Sept 2021

USAID/WFP – Market Monitor Price Data Table Sept 2021
VoA – Voluntary Repatriation of Burundian Refugees Accelerates
Witness – Uganda to repatriate Over 2000 refugees Voluntarily
WFP – ,Uganda Country Brief, August 2021

Training, Events, funding etc:

Virtual Event: November 30th 2021 – Taking education to where the children are…An introduction to Cluster Learning in Uganda
,ECHO announces new Funding for Refugees and Host communities in Uganda – IOM has received funding worth EUR 2m from the ECHO to support refugees and host communities in western and north-western Uganda. The overarching objective of the project is to neutralize the risk of WASH-related diseases such as diarrhoea and cholera for refugees and host communities in Kyangwali, Kyaka II settlement and Palorinya

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