Uganda

UNHCR Uganda: Child Protection Thematic Report (September 2018)

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Key Figures
905,810
Registered Refugee children
60%
Percentage of children amongst refugee population

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Child protection prevention and response services were undertaken by various actors in settlements across the Operation. These included strengthening case management of identified children at risk, provision of services including Psychosocial, alternative care arrangement for UASCs etc. Preventive activities included awareness raising through community dialogues; training and supporting community structures; building life-skills of children etc.
  • A meeting involving the District Probations Office, UNHCR, OPM and child protection agencies was conveyed in Adjumani aimed at regulating institutional homes for children. The meeting preceded an inter-agency assessment that confirmed 6 unregistered children’s homes with both host community and refugee children. The meeting resolved the registration of all homes by mid-October, registration of children at the homes, regular inspections of homes by a joint team, and the tracing of families, and reunification of refugee children with their families.
  • A number of targeted activities for youths were conducted in locations in the Operation. In Palorinya, a total of 110 youths from both refugee and host community benefitted from a consultative workshop aimed at promoting youth participation and the development of a Youth Engagement strategy. This was followed by a one-day conference for youths at the Multi-purpose Hall in Moyo on the 26th to present finding findings of the 4-day consultative workshops.
  • In Kampala, Urban refugee 200 adolescents and youths participated in an adolescent behavior health and behavior change interventions facilitated by the health technical personnel at the Naguru Health Centre.
  • In Nakivale Settlement in the South West, 340 adolescents and youths benefitted from a training on their rights and responsibilities.
  • Child protection actors conducted a series of trainings targeting child protection community support staff including community development workers and