Livelihoods-focused Rapid Needs Assessment and Programme Development Report
Bidibidi and Mungula II Refugee Settlements in West Nile, Uganda - September 2016
This study was commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Uganda to undertake a rapid needs assessment focusing on livelihoods, taking into account gender and risk management, response programme (immediate emergency livelihood / income generating needs, and a long-term livelihood programme) for both refugees and their host communities, in line with the UN’s Refugee Host Populations Empowerment Strategy (ReHoPE) in Uganda, and in support of the Government of Uganda’s (GoU) progressive refugee hosting model.
The study was as a result of an outbreak of violence in Juba on 8 July 2016, and a corresponding deterioration in the overall security situation in South Sudan and how this places immense pressure on Uganda’s host communities. In view of this, the Government of Uganda decided to open a new refugee settlement in Yumbe, called Bidibidi, with a capacity of more than 100,000 individuals.
It covers two districts of Yumbe and Adjumani – West Nile in Uganda, with specific focus on Bidibidi and Mungula II refugee settlements.