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Since 2000, AAH Uganda, in partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), has operated Kyangwali refugee settlement in Hoima District, mid-western Uganda. The 92 square mile settlement is subdivided into 22 villages and hosts 34,048 refugees (UNHCR Dec 2013) from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), South Sudan, Rwanda, Kenya, Burundi and Somalia.

 

AAH Uganda implements a multisectoral program in Kyangwali to provide humanitarian relief to refugees. Key areas of intervention include water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), primary health care, community services, education and environment. The AAH Uganda approach ensures all interventions take into account key cross-cutting issues of HIV/AIDS, gender equality and equity, age, disability and population and family health.