Beneficiaries of a EUTF project targeting youth in Kampala train in tailoring skills


5 projects

Uganda hosts the largest number of refugees in Africa, the majority of which originate from South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Somalia. It does so by implementing refugee policies that are among the most progressive. In northern Uganda, which in 2016 experienced a dramatic increase in the refugee population, we aim to equip refugees with the tools for their future reintegration or eventual return to South Sudan through actions that develop job skills and access to services such as education and water, whilst providing parallel support to their host communities. As many refugees are drawn to urban areas, increasing competition for scarce resources, we also provide economic opportunities to both refugees and host communities in Kampala.


Selected results*

6 764
Number of people benefiting from professional trainings (TVET) and/or skills development

7 545
Number of people participating in conflict prevention and peace building activities

Regional projects

Total 10

Cross-window projects

Total 4

News & Stories

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The EU has been at the forefront of the implementation of the Comprehensive Refugee...