Supporting refugee integration
For the 70,000 refugees in the Rwamwanja settlement in Uganda, integrating into the local community has proven especially hard. Language and cultural differences between them and the local community - as well as poverty and a lack of sufficient infrastructure to accommodate all the newcomers - has created divisions.
SOS Children’s Villages is working to improve living conditions for both communities, to help them live together for the long-term. Our Rebuild programme will boost the economy, support women-only households, and improve gender relations.
Uganda is Africa’s largest host country for refugees, giving sanctuary to 1.4 million people who have fled violence in neighbouring countries – particularly South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.