Kiryandongo refugee settlement is located near the town of Bweyale in Kiryandongo District, Western Uganda and hosts refugees predominantly from South Sudan and Kenya.
In partnership with UNHCR and UNICEF, AAH Uganda is implementing activities in the areas of child protection, environment, support to people with special needs, gender-based violence and community mobilisation.
Violence erupting in South Sudan in mid-December 2013 caused the population of Kiryandongo to soar from 4,403 (Oct 2013) to 27,083 (May 2014). As a result AAH Uganda was contracted to implement emergency humanitarian relief and ably received and resettled the new arrivals, giving extra support to those with identified special needs. AAH Uganda also provided health assessments and care for new arrivals while simultaneously continuing to provide support to all refugees.