Refugee Population Planning Figure (by End 2017) 1,497,126
Expected New Influx in 2017 520,000
Requirements (in USD)
960.17 Million Total
673.19 Million South Sudan RRP
215.33 Million DRC RRP
71.64 Million Burundi RRP
Uganda has a long history of providing asylum, which dates back to the Second World War, when the country opened its doors to some 10,000 refugees from Poland. Since then, Uganda has maintained its borders open, providing sanctuary to people escaping conflicts and major political crises in neighbouring countries. By April-end 2017, Uganda was home to 1.25 million refugees, mainly from South Sudan.
KEY MESSAGE: Users of the Toolkit are encouraged to enrich their narratives with relevant information about realities and prospects in their sphere of expertise, whether humanitarian or development or at sector level.
This Toolkit is a reference guide for those conducting advocacy and mobilizing support to address the comprehensive requirements of refugees and host communities in Uganda. It should be read in conjunction with the Concept Note on the Solidarity Summit.
Summary of Requirements for a Comprehensive Refugee Response in Uganda
Uganda hosts over 1.2 million refugees in 28 settlements in 12 districts (including Kampala) where refugees coexist peacefully with their host communities. The Ugandan model provides refugees with exemplary prospects for dignity, normality and self-reliance, and creates a conducive environment for pursuing development-oriented approaches.