Urban Community Assessment: Nakulabye Neighborhood Profile, Kampala, Uganda - July 2018

CONTEXT

Surrounded by countries facing political instability, Uganda is the primary destination for refugees from South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, among others. In face of this influx, Uganda is a primary destination for refugees from South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, among others. In face of this influx, Uganda has introduced a progressive refugee-hosting policy, allowing freedom of movement and the right to work to over 1.4 million refugees settled within its boundaries. Large numbers of refugees seek opportunities in urban centres, and many make their way to Kampala, the capital city and political, social and economic centre of Uganda. Home to 1.5 million inhabitants, including approximately 100,000 refugees, the city of Kampala keeps attracting rural migrants and refugees. While vulnerable refugees, who have the right to access the same basic services as Ugandans, tend to settle in substandard neighborhoods across the city, the continuous influx of vulnerable urban dwellers is putting pressure on already overburdened basic services.

To support the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) and aid organisations to better localise and understand the needs and conditions of access to services for refugees and other vulnerable populations living in vulnerable urban neighborhoods, IMPACT Initiatives, together with ACTED, in the framework of their AGORA initiative, in partnership with the Norwegian Refugee Council and ACTogether Uganda, have undertaken an area-based multisector needs assessment in Nakulabye, along with eight other neighborhoods in Kampala, between February and June 2018.

Overview of Nakulabye neighborhood

Nakulabye is a vulnerable urban neighborhood in Kampala. It lies in Rubaga Division. The neighborhood comprises 9 cells, the lower administrative unit for urban settings in Uganda. It is home to vulnerable socio-economic population groups, including refugees.