PROGRAMS: EMERGENCY RESPONSE

OVERVIEW

CARE International is a global leader on gender in emergencies and more particularly in addressing protection and Gender Based Violence (GBV) in the humanitarian context. Since December 2013, CARE International in Uganda has developed a humanitarian response targeting South Sudanese refugees in Rhino Camp (Arua district) with interventions around Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), GBV and shelter, and with a specific focus on Persons with Special Needs (separated children, unaccompanied minors, expectant and lactating mothers, single-mothers, woman-headed households, the disabled, the elderly, and the chronically sick). A particular challenge for South Sudanese new-arrivals is the access to safe drinking water, hygiene and sanitation facilities, health services and shelter. Multi Sectoral Assistance to South Sudanese Refugees and host communities in West Nile (Bidibidi, Palorinya and Rhino Camps)

Supporting Access to Family Planning & Post-Abortion Emergency care (SAF-PAC)
A midwife working at Imvepi Settlement

In coordination and collaboration with the Ugandan Ministry of Health, local communities and other humanitarian actors, the Supporting Access to Family Planning and Post-Abortion Care in Emergencies (SAF-PAC) initiative aims to reduce both unintended pregnancies and deaths from unsafe abortions during emergencies. SAF-PAC funding will allow CARE to integrate these essential services into it response to acute and protracted emergencies. The one year project began on January 1, 2017 in Rhino Camp and Imvepi Settlements, and is expected to reach a total of nearly 34.000 direct beneficiaries.

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The Global Affairs-Canada Funded Humanitarian project (GAC)

This new initiative, funded by Global Affairs-Canada, is an integrated emergency response intervention in the sectors of Shelter, Protection (focusing on Gender Based Violence) and Health (specifically Sexual Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health (SRMCH)), with the ultimate aim to save lives, reduce suffering, and maintain human dignity of refugees and the host communities in Omugo, the Rhino Camp settlement extension. This Zone opened in August, 2017 and it is anticipated that approximately 43,000 refugees will be settled there over the next few months who will need urgent support. Therefore, the project aims to reach a total of 26,400 beneficiaries of which 15,840 (60%) will be women and 10,560 (40%) will be men. Persons with Special Needs (PSNs) will be a core target for support under this intervention, as well as a focus on women and girls, including Pregnant and Lactating Women (PLW).

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The Integrated WASH, Shelter and Protection response project I
South Sudanese refugees sharing water
The European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) funded Multi Sectoral Assistance to South Sudanese refugees and host communities project is being implemented from May 2017 to November 2018.

The Multi Sectoral Assistance to South Sudanese refugees and host communities project is implemented in a consortium with Oxfam, Save the Children, Dan Church Aid and Mercy Corps as overall lead. CARE will be the leading implementing partner for all Shelter, GBV and protection activities. The project targets Bidibidi, Rhino and Palorinya Camps in the West Nile region of Uganda. In total, the project is expected to reach 65,524 direct beneficiaries.

Integrated WASH, Shelter and Protection response to newly arrived South Sudan Refugees and host communities in Bidibidi, Rhino and Imvepi settlements.

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The Integrated WASH, Shelter and Protection response project II
The European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) funded Integrated WASH, Shelter and Protection response is being implemented from April 2017 to March 2018. The Integrated WASH, Shelter and Protection response project is implemented in a consortium with Oxfam as lead and Community Empowerment for Rural Development (CEFORD) as local implementing partner for Oxfam’s activities. CARE leads for the protection, GBV and shelter component.

The project targets Bidibidi, Rhino and Imvepi Camps in the West Nile region of Uganda. In total, the project is expected to reach 205,600 direct beneficiaries.

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The Czech Republic funded humanitarian project
The Czech Republic’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been funding one-year-long projects since the beginning on 2015. The first phase, Shelter and better hygiene for South Sudanese refugees in Rhino Camp, ran from May 2015 to November 2015. The second phase, Better Living Conditions for Refugees from South Sudan, ran from January 2016 to December 2016. The third phase, Emergency aid for refugees from South Sudan in Rhino and Imvepi Camps, started in March 2017 and will run up to November 2017. All phases targeted Rhino Camp. The current third phase additionally targets Imvepi Camp in the West Nile Region. The first phase reached at least 12,222 direct participants (of whom 6,570 women and girls) and more than 13,000 indirect beneficiaries. The second phase reached 69,760 refugees and 22,463 host community members. The current phase is expected to reach a total of 45,000 direct beneficiaries.

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Uganda: Country Statistics

  • Population:
    41,645,556
  • Life Expectancy:
    62.3 years
  • % Of Pop Female:
    54%
  • Aged 0 - 14:
    48%