Multi-Sectoral Emergency Assistance to Newly Arrived South Sudanese Refugees & Host Communities in Omugu and Madi Okollo Settlements

The protracted crisis in South Sudan since December 2013 has led to massive displacement of millions of South Sudanese into neighboring countries. The outbreak of fighting in Juba in July 2016 triggered one of the worst humanitarian crisis with millions of South Sudanese seeking refuge in neighboring countries including Uganda (now hosting more than 1 million). Refugees continue to cross the Ugandan border, increasing immediate demands for life-saving assistance. In response to the continued influx, new refugee settlements were established: Omugo Settlement in Arua District and the planned settlement, Madi Okollo. The humanitarian needs for new arrivals in these refugee settlements and host populations are enormous and the need for preparedness plans addressing the continued influx of refugees is vital. Building on lessons learned and with a focus on preparedness, effectiveness and immediate response to new influxes in acute situations, DanChurchAid (DCA), International Rescue Committee (IRC), Action Against Hunger and Transcultural Psychosocial Organisation (TPO), will deliver coordinated and multi-sectoral life-saving assistance to the most vulnerable South Sudanese refugees and host communities in Omugo and Madi Okollo.


The action will include: 1) Sustainable water and sanitation infrastructure and hygiene promotion to 18,800 2) Provision of primary healthcare to 17,500, including nutrition 3) Protection services to 12,440 including GBV, Mental Health Psycho-Social Support (MHPSS) and Child protection services, 4) Multi-purpose Cash Transfers (MPCT) to 6,000 People with Special Needs (PSNs), and 5) Improved livelihoods opportunities through Cash for Work (CfW) for 600 youth.

Cross-cutting issues



  • Uganda


  • Health
  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene

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