Project profile — Uganda - Humanitarian Assistance for South Sudanese Refugees - Save the Children Canada 2018


Save the Children Canada (22502)
2018-05-30 - 2020-07-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Uganda (100.00%)


• Emergency Response: Material relief assistance and services (72010) (58.00%)
• Humanitarian aid: Basic Health Care in Emergencies (72011) (42.00%)

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)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (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, Save the Children Canada is providing support for much-needed healthcare (including sexual and reproductive health) and livelihoods protection for an estimated 15,500 South Sudanese refugees and host communities in the Yumbe district of Uganda. Project activities include: (1) providing training, equipment and supplies to local health facilities; and (2) providing training and livelihoods opportunities to vulnerable youth.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved access to healthcare; and (2) improved access to livelihoods opportunities 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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