PADEAP started working with refugees in 2001. The project works with urban refugees in Kampala. In 2009 in order to deliver its services and the advocacy work to those living in rural areas PADEAP extended its programme to the refugee settlement of Nakivale.
Uganda has a refugee population of 257,273 people, of which 65% comprises of women and children. Uganda has 9 government gazetted refugee settlements scattered all over the country. These are Nakivale, Oruchinga, Kyaka 1 and 2, Kiryandongo, Rhino, Adjumani, Ikafe, Palorinya, Impevi and Kyangwali.
Key targets for refugees in Uganda 2010
- Strengthened and improved protection delivery
- Natural resources and the shared environment are better protected
- Partnerships with local actors are strengthened
- Refugees have access to primary education and basic health services
- Basic domestic and hygiene items are available for all refugees
- Improved shelter and infrastructure are made available in settlements
- Satisfactory sanitary conditions are in place in refugee settlements
- Increased livelihood opportunities