Over the last 20 years, Uganda’s relative stability and progressive refugee policies have made it the destination for an estimate of 1.2 million registered refugees, including people fleeing conflict and instability in South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Burundi. The recent influxes of refugees have aggravated the need for a comprehensive understanding of the humanitarian situation and the provision of services for refugees living both in dedicated refugee settlements as well as in urban settings. Furthermore, information on the impacts of the changing demographics to the host communities is in greater demand.
IMPACT was first deployed to Uganda through its initiative REACH in 2017 in order to provide evidence-based information for humanitarian and development actors in support of strategic planning. Since then, IMPACT, in partnership with ACTED, has established AGORA activities to support multi-stakeholder responses and strengthen refugee response in urban centres, such as Kampala.