Uganda currently hosts over one million South Sudanese refugees. Majority of these refuges are settled in Kiryandongo and the West Nile districts of Arua, Adjumani, Yumbe and Moyo. Bidibidi refugee settlement alone host more than 300,000 refugees (and is the biggest nationally). These refugees together with the already impoverished host communities face food, nutrition and income insecurity. In response, AFARD is supporting 108,082 direct beneficiaries (65% females and 75% refugees) in all the refugee hosting districts of West Nile region under three projects: (i) Emergency Agricultural Livelihoods Support to South Sudanese Refugees and Host Communities in North and Midwestern Uganda; (ii) Emergency Agricultural Livelihoods Support for Improved Resilience and Self-reliance of Refugees from South Sudan in North and Mid-western Uganda; and (iii) Secure Livelihoods for South Sudanese Refugees and Host Communities in West Nile region, Uganda. These interventions focus on: Agricultural production of staple foods and marketable commodities, micro-irrigation, youth vocational skilling, VSLA and entrepreneurship promotion, and environment conservation.

Donors: Food and Agricultural Organization of United Nations and HORIZONT3000.

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