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Uganda: UNHCR Monthly Protection Update Community Based Protection January 2019

Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Uganda
Key Figures 112,991 Identified Persons with specific needs
30% Children at risk (including UASC)
20% Older persons at risk
11% Single parents
12% Disability
8% Woman at risk
2% Other Community-Based Protection and Community Mobilization  In Jan 2019, the leadership structure of Omugo, village 6, Rhino Camp was established with 11 members (2F/9M), with representation of the different tribal groups.  Meetings with Refugee Welfare (RWC) and community workers were held together with OPM in Oruchinga and Nakivale settlements. RWCs expressed needs for identity cards, and concerns over delayed distribution of sanitary materials and repair of PSN houses.  In Bidibidi, 450 RWC members (180F/270M) received livelihood training to gain knowledge of savings and financial planning, resulting in group formation and commencement of savings meetings among the refugee leadership structures. This will enable joint income generating activities and establishment of other small businesses within the settlement, resulting in improved welfare and commitment to serving the refugee community.  197 RWC members (59F/138M) and partners participated in three Zonal coordination meetings across the 3 Zones in Imvepi, and partners provided feedback to concerns raised by the refugee leaders. In addition, UNHCR,
OPM and protection partners held two meetings with 26 (3F/23M) refugee leaders to plan for integrated village meetings, which will bring together refugees of different diversity within a village. 14 RWC members (5F/9M) participated in a consultative meeting regarding the community’s concerns over leadership in one of the villages in Zone 2. The need to invest more in capacity building of leaders on leadership skills was highlighted.  In Adjumani, a community dialogue was conducted in Mungula, aiming to empower women to take up leadership roles and responsibilities. A total of 287 women attended the meeting. The issues discussed included women and children’s rights, leadership roles, responsibilities, and empowerment of women.  ARC organized a youth talent show in Kyaka II to engage the youth in performing arts as a platform for strengthening and creating awareness about mental health and SGBV.  As follow up to the Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) Deep Dive workshop in November 2018, a joint discussion was held with partners in Kiryandongo regarding the plan of action for the implementation of the updated AGD Policy, and challenges/gaps and planned activities were reviewed.  A total of 57 (16M/41F) Congolese in Nakivale participated in a community led activity to clean the surrounding environment.


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