Since 2000, AAH Uganda, in partnership with UNHCR and the Officer of the Prime Minister (OPM), has operated Kyangwali refugee settlement in Hoima District, mid-western Uganda.
AAH Uganda implements a multisectoral assistance programme for refugees in Kyangwali and Kiryandongo refugee settlements in Western Uganda under a partnership agreement with UNHCR and Office of the Prime Minister.
Key areas of intervention include: - water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), health, 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.
In Kyangwali, AAH Uganda’s areas of operation focus on WASH, primary health care, environment, gender-based violence, child protection, support to persons with special needs, community mobilisation and education.
In Kiryandongo, in partnership with UNHCR and UNICEF, AAH Uganda is implementing activities in the areas of child protection, support to people with special needs, gender-based violence, environment, and community mobilisation.
Achievements as of September 2015
AAH Uganda and our partners has been helping people whose lives and livelihoods were shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future with emergency humanitarian aid including providing logistical support for people fleeing violence in South Sudan. Our involvement also includes delivery of services such as primary health care, education and WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene).
We pride ourselves in the delivery of quality health care; to date we have supported 98% of pregnant women within our reach with quality health care services including delivery by skilled personnel. This has significantly reduced the death rates among children under five. Other services that have been rendered include post-test counselling and testing in EMTCT (Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission) reaching 1,138 women.
We have also provided more schooling and educational opportunities to 5,431 girls and boys thus increasing the school registration rate to more than 51%.
Additionally, we have delivered safe drinking water, water management training and sanitation to people so as to improve the quality of life. Currently, we have made available 31.8 litres ofwater to a person per day.
Our efforts in environment conservation has seen the production of 105,096 seedlings while 1,032 PoCs (Persons of Concern) have been trained in briquette making.
Our community services segment has also offered shelter support to the elderly. To date, 34 PoCs have received shelter support. Furthermore, we have rendered a wide array of services to the SGBV (Sexual and Gender Based Violence) survivors; these include medical assistance, provision of safe spaces and counselling. So far we have supported 30 SGBV survivors with medical assistance, seven have been relocated to a safe space while 282 have received legal assistance.