OBJECTIVE OF THE ANALYSIS
Uganda presents a unique political framework for the refugee population living in the country, promoting refugees’ self-reliance and favouring a development-based approach to refugee assistance. Nevertheless, the magnitude and the speed of influx of refugees are challenging the implementation of this progressive policy.
KAMPALA (17 April 2018) - The Government of Japan has announced a contribution of US$ 6 million to the United Nations to support refugees and host communities in Uganda over a period of one year from March 2018 to March 2019. The support will go to four UN agencies including; the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), World Food Programme (WFP), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
15 December 2016
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cross border animal health coordination was signed between Kenya and Uganda on 24 April 2013, at Nakiloro, in Karamoja, Uganda. The signing of the MoU represented the culmination of over two years of engagement by ACTED (Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) with key local and national stakeholders in both Uganda and Kenya to support the development of a mechanism to enable cross-border coordination to prevent and respond to animal health disease outbreaks.
The Northern region, which is identified by official statistics as trailing behind the central, western and eastern regions in terms of poverty reduction, has experienced multiple and severe shocks including drought, civil war lasting for over 10 years and loss of cattle to Karamojong raids. The signing of a peace agreement between the Government of Uganda (GOU) and the Resistance Army (LRA) and initial implementation of terms bears hope for Northern Uganda. It is in this context that the 2008/09 Cluster Plan of Action (PoA) for Northern Uganda has been developed.