Bweyale, Uganda

14 Jun -

16 Jul 2017









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The Need

civil war in South Sudan has led to a continuing influx of refugees into Uganda. The Ugandan government has set up many settlements for these displaced people. Team Rubicon was invited to partner with Feed the Hungry in their mission to provide food to children at the Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement in northern Uganda. This settlement is run by UNHCR and the Office of the Prime Minister. It has a stated capacity for 50,000 people, but is currently housing more than 85,000,90% of which are women and children. There are between 11 and 15 schools within the settlement, some educating more than 5000 children. FTH has committed to feeding these children in their school setting, with research showing attendance at school is considerably higher and more consistent when a meal is provided there. This is particularly important given the Ugandan Government’s progressive approach to managing refugees and providing a pathway to integrate into society via a formal education. One of the schools in the settlement was recently declared the best in the entire Kiryandongo District. Current cooking solutions are basic and generate heat inefficiently. FTH requested TR assist in the construction of permanent, secure kitchen structures to enable more effective feeding of large numbers of hungry schoolchildren and promote more sustainable use of fuel sources (firewood).

The Response

TR volunteers worked alongside Feed the Hungry UK to build 7 secure, permanent kitchen facilities to feed thousands of school children in the Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement, home to Kenyan and South Sudanese refugees.

The Output

The Outcome

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Team Rubicon UK has an advance party in the air on route to Mozambique in the wake of Cyclone Idai.

With estimated affected people now in the millions, we anticipate that our response teams will be working to get aid and water into the most remote, cut-off communities and using our disaster mapping capability to assist our partners.