Grants and Contributions

Title:
Uganda - Humanitarian Assistance for Refugees and Host Communities - CARE 2020
Agreement Number:
7419966 P008961001
Agreement Date:
Apr. 23, 2020 - Mar. 31, 2021
Description:
March 2020 - Uganda hosts the largest number of refugees in Africa, and the third largest in the world, close to 1.4 million people, primarily from South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Most of the refugees are women and children, almost wholly reliant on international assistance to meet their basic needs. Although gaps exist across all sectors of the humanitarian response, protection is particularly critical to address needs arising from sexual and gender-based violence experienced while fleeing conflict and often continuing in the refugee settlements. With GAC support, CARE is providing access to critical healthcare and protection services to an estimated 25,000 South Sudanese and Congolese refugees living in Uganda’s Arua district. The project is focusing on (1) increasing sexual and reproductive health services through support to existing health systems and (2) strengthening local mechanisms to respond to and prevent sexual and gender-based violence.
Organization:
Global Affairs Canada
Expected Results:

The expected outcomes for this project include (1) improved access to health care services, including sexual and reproductive health services, and (2) reduced incidence and impact of sexual and gender based violence amongst refugees living in the Arua district of Uganda. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated and human dignity maintained in countries experiencing humanitarian crises or acute food insecurity.

Location:
Ottawa , Ontario, Canada K2E 7X6
Reference Number:
064-2020-2021-Q1-00081
Agreement Type:
Grant
Recipient Business Number:
118838333
Federal Riding Name:
Ottawa West--Nepean
Federal Riding Number:
35079
Program:
International Development Assistance Program
Program Purpose:

The main purpose on the International Development Assistance Program is to reduce poverty for those living in countries where Global Affairs Canada engages in international development.

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