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Cash transfer to support refugees and host communities in Bidibidi and Palorinya

Uganda is currently hosting the largeset growing refugee crisis in the world, with over 2,000 new arrivals per day. Palorinya and Bidibidi refugee settlements are located in Moyo and Yumbe districts respectively, in the West Nile region of Uganda. This influx of refugees shows no signs of changing, causing limited access to resources, combined with increased tensions between the refugees and host communities. Moreover, most of the refugees are faced with lack of purchasing power at household level, potentially leading to poor nutrition, hygiene and inability to meet their own needs and that of dependants.

Therefore ACTED Uganda, with funding from UNDP, will support 1,500 most vulnerable refugees through a monthly cash transfer. Cash-for-work will be used to build shelters for persons with specific needs, and to create soil and water conservation structures within and around the settlements.