Germany increases humanitarian aid for refugees from South Sudan in Uganda

22.07.2020 - Article

A total of 6.1 million EUR will be allocated to Johanniter International Assistance for their support to South Sudanese refugees in East Africa in the period from 2020 to 2023. In Uganda this program will be implemented in collaboration with their local partner Community Empowerment For Rural Development (CEFORD). Additionally, a total of 3,9 Mio. EUR will be provided to Plan International for their programs in the region in the period from 2020 to 2022.

Johanniter and Plan International will focus their programs on woman and children – in fact, woman and children make up more than 80 percent of those fleeing South Sudan. To date, more than 50.000 children have been registered as unaccompanied minor refugees. Woman and children are disproportionately vulnerable and in need of special protection. For example, children are especially exposed to insufficient nutrition and health care, girls and woman are too often subjected to sexual or phyiscal violence.

Against this background, Johanniter and Plan aim to improve health care services and psychological support especially for woman and children, to grant girls better access to sexual and reproductive health commodities, to improve medical care for malnourished children as well as to enhance access to water and sanitary facilities. The programs will be operative in the Northern parts of Uganda including the refugee settlements Rhino camp and Palorinya.

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