Number of people served in 2020:  48,444 

Uganda hosts more than 1.4 million refugees, making it the largest refugee host country in Africa. More than 1 million of those refugees have entered within the last two years, the majority fleeing from conflicts in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Uganda welcomes and hosts forcibly displaced people with an open door policy – allowing refugees to have freedom of movement and the right to work. Some refugees still live in camps, while others migrate to urban areas.

Our work in Uganda

JRS Uganda has well-established projects welcoming urban refugees. JRS offers language classes and other educational and recreational initiatives, income-generating activities, emergency aid, and social services.

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JRS Uganda Country Director

Christina Zetlmeisl  

Project locations:

Kampala, Adjumani, Moyo

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