humanitarian response

Introduction Oxfam started working in Uganda in the 1960s. Since then, we have implemented both development and humanitarian programs to support practical and innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty. Oxfam envisions Uganda free of extreme inequality and injustice; a society...
Refugee from the DRC disembarks the UNHCR bus in Imvepi.
In May 2020, amidst the corona pandemic, Uganda reopened its borders for 3 days, to provide refuge to the asylum seekers fleeing the fresh fighting in DRC. They were temporarily settled in Zombo district, pending relocation to Imvepi refugee settlement. Between 6-8 August 2020, the Congolese Asylum...
Building resilience of vulnerable groups is at the centre of our work. Oxfam works with communities of youth, men and women to promote livelihood options for them. This booklet is a collection of results of different entrepreneurial and vocational skills acquired by refugee youth and host...
Joint statement by 26 international NGOs in Uganda on the need for urgent action to address gaps in funding for the refugee response Uganda hosts the largest number of refugees in Africa, and is among the top refugee hosting countries globally. Every day more people, mostly women and children,...
As lasting solutions are sought to end the continued conflict that has displaced many from South Sudan, Oxfam is responding to the South Sudan refugee influx in Northern Uganda. Oxfam is implementing sanitation and hygiene, food security and Gender and Protection activities in Palabek settlement,...
Women at the Bidi Bidi refugee settlement in Uganda in May 2017 voice their concern at the 50 percent cut in cereal rations each person was receiving.
Growing up, Jean-Christabel Asipkwe took a different path than many of her female contemporaries in Uganda, where girls often don’t get the same educational opportunities as boys. She went to school—all the way through a master’s program in public administration—and she has her mom to thank for...
In Uganda, the humanitarian context is characterized by conflicts (internal and external), food insecurity, natural disasters, and epidemic outbreaks. These are due to both internal and external factors. Since the Oxfam is working with partners CEFORD to provide life-saving assistance providing...
Photo credit: Julius Kasujja/Oxfam
The current humanitarian system has saved countless lives over the past 50 years. However, it is now overstretched and underfunded; unable to meet rising needs of crisis affected countries and providing assistance that is often insufficient, inappropriate and late. There is growing support for a...
Whereas the numbers of arrivals have come down as compared to the previous year, more refugees continue coming into Uganda. In January 2016, the number of new arrivals increased to over 300 per day. Oxfam and our local partners CEFORD and ACORD have supported South Sudanese refugees and members of...
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