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REFUGEES PROJECT

REFUGEES PROJECT

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Raising awareness on water hygiene and HIV/AIDS prevention among residents in 3 northern Uganda refugee settlements managed by UNHCR.

DIRECT BENEFICIARIES

15.000 spectators – all ages

INDIRECT BENEFICIARIES

90.000 spectators family members – average family in settlements = 6 members

45.000 people reached by communication and visibility activities

DESCRIPTION

Uganda, now, hosts more than 1.3 million refugees of which about 60% are children and receive simultaneous migratory emergency flows from South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Burundi. South Sudanese refugees are more than 800 thousand and the daily arrival rate remains high while arrivals from the DRC have increased during 2018.

Refugees Project will be performed for 10 times in different refugee communities in northern Uganda and will use circus art as a social action tool. The method change the way people think and behave. It fascinates and engages the audience, concentrates the attention of viewers and actively draws them into a vivid and interesting experience. It is this ability to touch emotions that allow us to influence attitudes and unlock potential in a way that traditional education cannot.

With a simple narration we’ll inform beneficiarie about water: its hygiene, the borehole’s management and how to store and use it properly. HIV/AIDS will be covered with the ABC approach – abstinence, be faithful and condoms – plus the importance of testing and following the ARV therapy.

The project relies on the collaboration of UNHCR, the United Nations agency responsible of refugee settlements in northern Uganda for: the legal framework, organizing the tour, translation services, mobilizing communities, supervision of the educational messages and communication activities.

EXTERNAL LINKS

UNHCR Uganda

UGANDA refugee statistics August 2019

To escape fighting, thousands of civilians flee the town of Sake in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Thursday. Rebels captured Sake and made other advances in the area this week.
  • PARTNER UNHCR
  • LOCATION Northern Uganda
  • DURATION One Week
  • RESPONSIBLE Giacomo Babaglioni
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