Project profile — Uganda - Humanitarian Assistance for South Sudanese Refugees - CLWR 2018


CLWR - Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011506)
2018-06-26 - 2020-06-30
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Uganda (100.00%)


• Emergency Response: Material relief assistance and services (72010) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)


March 2018 – Uganda hosts the largest number of refugees in Africa, more than 1.4 million, with roughly two thirds of them having arrived from South Sudan since July 2016. This large and rapid influx has strained the humanitarian response capacity in northern Uganda to near breaking. New refugee settlements almost immediately reach full capacity, while service providers struggle to meet the most basic needs of the community. Overall, South Sudanese make up more than three quarters of the refugee population in Uganda (more than 1 million people). With GAC’s support, the Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) is providing healthcare (including sexual and reproductive health), water and sanitation, protection, and livelihoods opportunities to an estimated 40,000 South Sudanese refugees and host communities in the Lamwo and Moyo districts of Uganda. Project activities include: (1) providing training, equipment and supplies to local health facilities; (2) constructing or rehabilitating household and institutional sanitation facilities; (3) awareness raising campaigns to combat sexual and gender-based violence; and (4) supporting village savings and loans associations and livelihoods training.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved access to healthcare; (2) improved access to sanitation facilities; (3) reduced incidence of sexual and gender-based violence; and (4) improved food security and access to basic needs 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 acute food insecurity.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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