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Refugee Emergency and Livelihoods
Enhancement Project (RELEP)









Refugee Emergency and Livelihoods Enhancement Project (RELEP)

PROJECT TYPE:

Emergency Response

PROJECT AREA: 

Along the shores of lake albert landing sites of Kaiso, Kiryamboga, Sebagoro, Kijangi, Tonya, Mbegu and Kyehoro.

PROJECT DURATION

SEPT 2018–JAN 2019

FUNDER

CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES (CRS)

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

Objective 1. Mobilize relocation of refugees from the lake shores to Kyangwali settlement for peaceful co-existence by sensitizing the refugees on the advantages of being in the settlement through conducting community dialogues, Open air Campaigns and registration of those ready to relocate to the settlement. 

Objective 2; Sensitize communities  in WASH knowledge and practice among the targeted refugees and nationals at the landing sites through conducting community dialogues, open air campaigns on dangers of open defecation and drama shows using the Client led total sanitation (CLTS) approach and the Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (PHAST) tools. 

PARTNERSHIPS

UNHCR, OPM, BUSERUKA SUB COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT, LOCAL LEADERS

Verifying some of the registered refugees at the transit centre in Sebagoro before being transported to kyangwali settlement

Staff assisting some of the registered refugees to carry their language to the bus.

Registration of refugees at one of the landing sites

Follow up of the relocated refugees at the Reception Centre in Kyangwali

Staff participation in the general leaning at kijangi

Construction of a birth shelter at Kaiso

One of the Drying racks constructed at Kijangi

Construction of Tip taps at Kaiso

Distribution of food to the refugees

SUCCESS STORIES

The Project managed to carry out four demonstrations on home hygiene and sanitation by constructing drying racks, bath shelters, tip taps with the WASH groups to improve on hygiene and sanitation at these landing sites.

A total number of 1456 (737M, 719F) have been registered and relocated to Kyangwali refugee settlement through our sensitizations and awareness’ and which has reduced the number of refugees staying at the landing sites. 

Community members were triggered on the dangers of open defecation through our sensitizations hence improving on the sanitation and hygiene at these landing sites by constructing sanitary facilities at house hold

The local leaders together with our CRPs managed to construct a public toilet to enable it to be accessed by the fisher men and other members of the community.

Food assistance and Nonfood Items like clothes were given to the refugees before being relocated to Kyangwali settlement

Implementation Team

Fr. Joseph Birungi Project lead person

Fr. Joseph Birungi
Project lead person

Mr. Desteo TugumeAG. project officer

Mr. Desteo Tugume
AG. project officer

Mr. Christopher Emanzi Programme coordinator

Mr. Christopher Emanzi
Programme coordinator

Mr. Alinaitwe Richard Good governance & democracy officer

Mr. Alinaitwe Richard
Good governance & democracy officer

Mr. Muhumuza Benedictor Livelihoods promotion officer

Mr. Muhumuza Benedictor
Livelihoods promotion officer

Mr. Kihumuro Timothy HIV/AIDs Offficer

Mr. Kihumuro Timothy
HIV/AIDs Offficer

Ms. Birungi Christine Administrative secretary

Ms. Birungi Christine
Administrative secretary