Uganda

Number of people served:  4,074 

Uganda hosts more than 1.4 million refugees, making it the largest refugee host country in Africa. More than 1 million of those refugees have entered within the last two years, the majority fleeing from conflicts in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Uganda welcomes and hosts forcibly displaced people with an open door policy – allowing refugees to have freedom of movement and the right to work. Some refugees still live in camps, while others migrate to urban areas.

Our work in Uganda

JRS Uganda has well-established projects welcoming urban refugees. JRS offers language classes and other educational and recreational initiatives, income-generating activities, emergency aid, and social services.

See our work

The electronics class is part of vocational programs in Kampala created in partnership with the techical institute . Students learn how to do electrical work on phones, television, and radio repair.
The electronics class is part of vocational programs in Kampala created in partnership with the techical institute . Students learn how to do electrical work on phones, television, and radio repair. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
Janette sitting inside of her textile store in Uganda.
Janette sitting inside of her textile store in Uganda. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
Two students work diligently in their tailoring class in JRS Kampala.
Two students work diligently in their tailoring class in JRS Kampala. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
Young refugees in the Jesuit Refugee Service Kampala Urban Emergency Program's kindergarten in the JRS compound.
Young refugees in the Jesuit Refugee Service Kampala Urban Emergency Program's kindergarten in the JRS compound. (Jesuit Refugee Service)

Contact

JRS Uganda Country Director

Fr Frido Pflueger SJ

uganda.director@jrs.net  

Project locations:

Kampala, Adjumani, Moyo

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