By Aggrey Nyondwa Kikobera, World Vision Communications Coordinator, West Nile Refugee Response
Uganda hosts more than 1.3 million refugees, the majority of whom are from South Sudan, settled in the West Nile region. Alongside refugees, live host communities who have welcomed refugees with open hands and, as a result, agreed to share the land, roads, schools and other resources of the region. Given that many refugees are likely to remain in Uganda for the long-term, the future prospects of both refugee and host communities are very much inter-dependent. As a result, there is a need to ensure resilience, sustainability and peaceful coexistence for these two communities.
To address these needs, in Uganda, World Vision has launched the Mission to Increase Capacity and Hope Programme (MICAH) which is an innovative programming approach aimed at enhancing resilience and social cohesion amongst vulnerable refugee and host communities. MICAH is a long-term, community development program.
Watch this video to learn more about the project.