European Union Announces New EUR 2 Million Assistance for Refugees, Host Communities in Uganda

Date Publish: 
30 Jul 2018

The European Union's Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations department (ECHO) has confirmed fresh funding worth EUR 2 million to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to support refugees and host communities in western and north-western Uganda. IOM, the UN Migration Agency, will use the funds to deliver life-saving interventions on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) for refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and South Sudan, as well as the host communities in Kyangwali settlement in Hoima district, Kyaka II settlement in Kyegegwa district, and Palorinya settlement in Moyo district. The overarching objective of the project is to neutralize the risk of WASH-related diseases such as diarrhoea and cholera. Find out more: