Assisting refugees
Conflict in South Sudan

LWF Uganda provides emergency assistance to refugees of conflict in neighboring countries. We provide water sanitation and hygiene assistance, shelter, protection, psychosocial support and livelihoods to refugees from South Sudan in Moyo, Lamwo, Adjumani settlements and to refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo in Rwamwanja refugee settlement.

Responding to Human Need

LWF Uganda is assisting South Sudanese and Congolese refugees in Moyo, Lamwo, Adjumani and Rwamwanja respectively

South Sudan

The civil war that broke out in South Sudan has left thousands of dead and displaced hundreds of thou­sands more. The war erupted in December 2013, when clashes broke out between soldiers loyal to President Salva Kiir and those loyal to his former vice president, Riek Machar. The conflict soon took on an ethnic dimension, put­ting South Sudan’s two largest groups, the Dinka and the Nuer, against each other. Following the massive influx of refugees in Adjumani, LWF intervened. LWF Uganda was one of the first organizations to arrive on the ground in Adjumani in an effort to implement a quick, effective, and highly needed refugee response program.

LWF's main areas of intervention are in supply of safe water, through the construction and rehabilitation of boreholes, construction and rehabilitation of sanitation facilities such as latrines and hand washing facilities; and hygiene promotion, protection in the settlements, child protection identification and support to unaccompanied children and persons with special needs.

 

LWF aslo pursues activities in construction of temporary shelter, distribution centres, in livelihoods and Non food items ( blankets, plastic sheet, mosquito nets, plastic plates/ cups) distribution. LWF is a multi-sectoral implementing Partner of UNHCR in Adjumani. As of March 2015, there over 85,000 South Sudanese Refugees in Adjumani.

 

Democratic Republic of Congo

In June 2012, LWF intervened through an ACT appeal with WASH and livelihoods for Congolese refugees in Rwamwanja settlement who fled the Democratic Republic of Congo as a result of conflicts. As an implementing partner for UNHCR, LWF employs a multisectional approach to respond to critical needs for refugees in Rwamwanja and host community. Apparently there are over 50,000 Congolese refugees living  in Rwamwanja Settlement.