Hon. Eng. Hillary Onek

Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees

 

Hon. Musa Ecweru

Minister of State for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees

Mr. Apollo David Kazungu

Commissioner/Refugee Management

To lead and enhance National Response Capacity to Refugee Emergency Management through:

  1. Receiving and granting asylum to refugees in accordance with both international and national legal frameworks;
  2. Settling refugees granted asylum, developing and implementing humanitarian interventions;
  3. Advising government and other stakeholders on refugee matters;
  4. Providing physical protection to refugees;
  5. Improving the physical infrastructure of the Refugee settlements, ranging from roads; staff accommodation, offices, reception centres among others; and
  6. Enhancing the Refugee livelihoods through provision of Income Generating Activities (IGAs)

Outputs:

  1. All asylum claims are processed and refugees granted asylum;
  2. Refugees settled on land;
  3. Refugees voluntarily repatriated;
  4. Livelihoods for both refugees and host communities improved;
  5. Environment in refugee settlements improved;
  6. Agencies working with Refugees coordinated and monitored;
  7. Access roads in the settlements opened, Staff accommodation and offices constructed;
  8. Health, water, education and sanitation facilities improved; and
  9. Generating and supporting IGAs for refuges and host communities.

Key Activities

IDPs returned and resettled, Refugees settled and repatriated

  1. 20,000 refugees settled on land in refugee settlements
  2. 4000 plots demarcated for new arrivals

Refugees and host community livelihoods improved

  1. 300 Refugee Households and 200 host community Households provided with 100,000 tree seedlings and 4,000 assorted grafted seedlings
    2. Renovation of staff accommodation in refugee settlements of Nakivale, Kyaka2 and Rwamwanja
    3. Renovation of staff houses in Kyaka2, Nakivale and Rwamwanja Refugee Settlements

Grant of asylum and repatriation refugees

  1. 20,000 new refugees granted refugee status
  2. Contribution to International bodies (IOM)
  3. Refugee Eligibility Committee sessions conducted

Key Achievements

IDPs returned and resettled, Refugees settled and repatriated

  1. Settled 40,267 refugees
  2. Demarcated and allocated 6,037 Plots to new arrivals

Refugees and host community livelihoods improved

  1. Conducted livelihood missions to Rwamwanja and Kyaka2 and Nakivale refugee settlements
  2. Ministry of Works & Transport undertook feasibility studies for OPM staff houses

Grant of asylum and repatriation refugees

  1. Profiled 5,010 asylum applicants
  2. Held Eligibility sessions conducted and 4,349 of the applicants granted asylum
  3. Issued 23,526 IDs and 330 CTDs to refugees
  4. Conducted 836 counseling sessions and 15 Home visits
  5. Held One session in Nakivale in November 2015
Uganda Refugee Response Monitoring System
CRRF
DRDIP