Project profile — Uganda - Emergency Healthcare for South Sudanese Refugees - Doctors Without Borders 2017

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Uganda - Emergency Healthcare for South Sudanese Refugees - Doctors Without Borders 2017 - Overview
Doctors Without Borders (XM-DAC-21029)
2017-04-06 - 2017-12-31
Country / region • Uganda (100.00%)
Sector • Emergency Response
Material relief assistance and services (72010) (100.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
Description and results


March 2017 – Uganda hosts the largest number of refugees in Africa, approaching one million, with nearly one half of this total having arrived from South Sudan since July 2016. Overall, South Sudanese make up roughly two thirds of the refugee population in Uganda. The humanitarian response in northern Uganda has already been strained by the large population of South Sudanese refugees in past years. New settlements are being established but almost immediately reach full capacity, while service providers struggle to meet the most basic needs of the community. With no near end to the South Sudanese conflict in sight, the refugee population in Uganda is only expected to continue to grow. With GAC’s support, Doctors Without Borders is providing emergency healthcare support to an estimated 90,000 South Sudanese refugees and host community members living in the Yumbe district of Uganda.

Expected results

The expected outcome for this project is improved access to emergency healthcare amongst South Sudanese refugees and host communities in Uganda. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated and human dignity maintained in countries experiencing humanitarian crises or that are food insecure.



Original budget $1,800,000
Planned Disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
06-04-2017 Commitment $1,800,000
18-05-2017 Disbursement $1,800,000
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