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

EU-IOM Joint Initiative: Habi storyIOM / Alexander Bee
STORY | 26 November 2021

Habi’s return and reintegration story

Habi thought that she could easily earn money working as a maid in Libya and come back to take care of her children with some savings. In 2019, she sold all her belongings to pay for the trip. At three months pregnant, she crossed Benin and then Niger, but suffered...

Campaigns, such as this march in Yumbe in Uganda’s West Nile region, help create awareness among communities and individuals at risk of becoming victims of trafficking ©IOM
NEWS | 25 October 2021

UCATIP Uganda: a united voice against human trafficking

Uganda is battling with the menace of human trafficking. Men, women and children are trafficked from rural communities to large cities like Kampala for labour and sexual exploitation. Others, who seek better job opportunities in the Middle East, are often recruited under vague contractual conditions...

STORY | 29 September 2021

EUTF Success stories: Faustina

Faustina decided to leave Ghana for Libya to look for greener pastures. When she got there, it was not what she had expected. “Work wasn’t easy there. Walking from home to the workplace, you might be arrested,” she recounts. Nonetheless, she stayed for four years. Eventually, as things did...

IOM Ghana 2021/Francis Kokoroko
NEWS | 12 August 2021

Playground – Empowering young people in Ghana to build their dreams

On 2 July 2021, in Jamestown, Accra, the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Delegation of the European Union to Ghana, the Sports for Education and Economic Development (SEED) Project and DUNK...