Links

A selection of links to organisations working with and for refugees and displaced persons.  (See also ResourcesStats, Further Reading for more)


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Africa (general)

 

REACH is a joint initiative of two international non-governmental organisations, ACTED and IMPACT Initiatives, and the United Nations Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT). REACH was created in 2010 to facilitate the development of information tools and products that enhance the capacity of aid actors to make evidence-based decisions in emergency, recovery and development contexts.

IMPACT Initiatives is a leading Geneva-based think-and-do tank, created in 2010 and a sister organization of ACTED.IMPACT implements assessment, monitoring & evaluation and organisational capacity-building programmes in direct partnership with aid actors or through its inter-agency initiatives, REACH and AGORA. Headquartered in Geneva, IMPACT has an established field presence in over 19 countries. IMPACT’s team is composed of over 400 staff, including 100 full-time international experts, as well as a roster of consultants, who are currently implementing over 50 programmes across Africa, Middle East and North Africa, Central Asia, and Eastern Europe.

ACTED in Uganda is committed to supporting the development of climate-sensitive livelihood activities, with a primary focus on agricultural activities throughout the Karamoja region and Northern Uganda. ACTED seeks to harness agriculture as a sustainable income generating activity for vulnerable communities in rural areas. The ACTED Uganda team supports communities to build resilience to climate shocks and stresses through drought early warning information disseminated at community level, while supporting farmers to maximise income from agricultural production. The mission is also using this expertise to build partnerships with social enterprises in both the agricultural value chain and renewable energy spheres.

Norwegian Refugee Council – (NRC) works in both new and protracted crises across 31 countries. Their 6,000 employees provide life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. NRC specialises in six areas: livelihoods and food security, education, shelter, legal assistance, camp management, and water, sanitation and hygiene. NRC is a determined advocate for displaced people. They promote and defend their rights and dignity in local communities, with national governments and in the international arena. NRC has been implementing projects for
internally displaced persons and refugees in Northern Uganda, West Nile  and South West since 1997, helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security and livelihoods, legal assistance, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.

ACTogether is the national support NGO charged with providing technical and financial assistance to the National Slum Dwellers Federation of Uganda (NSDFU). ACTogether, established in 2006, facilitates processes that develop  organizational capacity at the local level and promote pro-poorpolicy and practice in Uganda’s urban development arena. ACTogether strives to create inclusive cities with united and empowered communities of the urban poor who have the capacity to voice, promote, and negotiate for their collective interests.

AGORA is a joint initiative of ACTED and IMPACT Initiatives, founded in 2016. AGORA promotes efficient, inclusive and integrated local planning,aid response and service delivery in contexts of crisis through applying settlement-based processes and tools.AGORA enables more efficient and tailored aid responses to support the recovery and stabilization of crisis-affected communities, contributing to meet their humanitarian needs, whilst promoting the re-establishment of local services and supporting local governance actors. AGORA promotes multi-sectoral, settlement-based aid planning and implementation, structured around partnerships between local, national and international stakeholders

Kampala Capital City Authority, (KCCA)  is the body that is charged with administration of Kampala on behalf of the Central Government. It was established by an act of the Ugandan Parliament in 2011 (KCC Act, 2010), giving Kampala a special political and administrative status. The Executive Director oversees the regulation and/or delivery of basic
services in the community. Currently, KCCA oversees 79 free public schools with an enrolment of more than 65,000 pupils and students and 11 free public Health Centres and Hospitals attending to 65% of its1,500,000 residents. In addition, the Authority manages Development Control, Revenue Collection, Waste management and Sanitation among
other services. Effectively, Kampala now has a dedicated Cabinet Minister, and KCCA has the licence and responsibility to oversee the provision of all public services in its jurisdiction.

AECF Africa-  The AECF is a development institution which supports businesses to innovate, create jobs, leverage investments and markets in an effort to create resilience and sustainable incomes in rural and marginalized communities in Africa

Human Rights Watch Human Rights Watch is a nonprofit, nongovernmental human rights organization made up of roughly 400 staff members around the globe. Its staff consists of human rights professionals including country experts, lawyers, journalists, and academics of diverse backgrounds and nationalities.

African Prisons Project– exist to transform imprisonment across Africa, modeling a human rights, rehabilitative approach, working from the inside out.

IFRC Africa- The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian network that reaches 150 million people in 190 National Societies through the work of over 17 million volunteers.

UNHCR West Africa- UNHCR works to protect and assist refugees everywhere. UNHCR strives to ensure that everyone has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to eventually return home, integrate or resettle. During times of displacement, they provide critical emergency assistance in the form of clean water, sanitation and healthcare, as well as shelter, blankets, household goods and sometimes food. They also arrange transport and assistance packages for people who return home, and income-generating projects for those who resettle.

UNHCR SouthernAfrica – UNHCR works to protect and assist refugees everywhere. UNHCR strives to ensure that everyone has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to eventually return home, integrate or resettle. During times of displacement, they provide critical emergency assistance in the form of clean water, sanitation and healthcare, as well as shelter, blankets, household goods and sometimes food. They also arrange transport and assistance packages for people who return home, and income-generating projects for those who resettle.

SAP Africa- SAP is part of the technology revolution working with enterprise application software, SAP helps organisations to fight the damaging effects of complexity, generate new opportunities for innovation and growth, and stay ahead of the competition.

ID4Africa ID4Africa is a movement to promote the responsible adoption of modern digital identity systems as drivers of socio-economic development

TechSoup Africa TechSoup equips changemakers with transformative technology solutions and skills they need to improve lives globally and locally. Whether you have resources to give or solutions you need to get, TechSoup facilitates the exchange. TechSoup provides both the digital platforms and in-person experiences that enable people to work together toward a more equitable world.

LDRI – Africa – Local Development Research Group – are focused on implementation of African Union efforts to end extreme poverty, hunger and inequality

African Union – The vision of the African Union is that of: An integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in global arena.

CDC Uganda – Community Development Centre (CDC) is a not for profit and non-governmental community.CDC works to address the grassroots needs of indigenous communities in Africa. With an additional focus on establishing platforms for community development.

KAS Uganda & S.Sudan – promote political dialogue, civic education, democratic governance and participation, professional and free media, and sustainable economic policies.

ACME Uganda – The African Centre for Media Excellence is a Kampala-based independent, non-profit professional organisation that is committed to excellence in journalism and mass communication in Africa.

UNICEF Uganda – work to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination place.

UNDP Uganda – Work to build the skills and expertise of the Uganda government, civil society, academic institutions, and ordinary citizens and to develop better policies, improve development and economic planning and improve delivery of better services to reduce social and economic inequality and empower the people of Uganda.

Ministry of Health – Uganda –  The Ministry of Health is a government body set up with the mandate of stewardship and leadership of the health sector. The Ministry of Health is responsible for policy review and development, supervision of health sector activities, formulation and dialogue with health development partners, strategic planning, setting standards and quality assurance, resource mobilization, advising other Ministries, departments and agencies on health-related matters, and ensuring quality, health equity, and fairness in contribution towards the cost of health care.

New Vision UGANDA – multimedia business housing newspapers, magazines, internet publishing, televisions, radios, commercial printing, advertising and distribution services.

OPM Uganda- Office of the Prime Minister – To instill and maintain efficient and effective systems in Government that enable Uganda to develop rapidly.

UN in Uganda – The United Nations Association of Uganda (UNAU) is a non profit, Non-Government Organization, duly registered in Uganda. The Association is affiliated to the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA).To promote the Aims and ideals of the UNITED NATIONS by way of ensuring an informed public and larger knowledge about the United Nations, it’s meaning and potentialities. To work for the widest co-operation between Peoples and Nations of the World, to promote Uganda on the International scene and to work for the implementation of the UN Charter in Uganda.

UN Women Uganda – UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.

UNHCR Uganda – UNHCR works to protect and assist refugees everywhere. UNHCR strives to ensure that everyone has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to eventually return home, integrate or resettle. During times of displacement, they provide critical emergency assistance in the form of clean water, sanitation and healthcare, as well as shelter, blankets, household goods and sometimes food. They also arrange transport and assistance packages for people who return home, and income-generating projects for those who resettle

YARID Uganda – Young African Refugees for Integral Development (YARID) is a registered NGO based in Kampala, founded in 2007 by young Congolese refugees living in Uganda.YARID unites urban refugees through avenues like sports, English classes, and vocational skills training in order to address social issues like ethnic conflicts, unemployment, public health, and lack of access to education.

Lidia WFP Uganda – World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.

China

Chinafrica project on Migration

IRDR-Integrated Research on Disaster Risk– International Organization based in China – is a decade-long research programme co-sponsored by the International Council for Science (ICSU), the International Social Science Council (ISSC), and the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). It is a global, multi-disciplinary approach to dealing with the challenges brought by natural disasters, mitigating their impacts, and improving related policy-making mechanisms.

EU (general)

Missing Children in Europe Missing Children Europe is a federation of 30 members in 26 countries in Europe working against the issue of child disappearances.

TechSoup Europe Network is part of the TechSoup Global Network. We focus on supporting the growth and stability of civil society through the intelligent use of information and communication technologies.

Migrants Resource Centre has worked for over 30 years to help migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers overcome the barriers that prevent them from fully participating in British society. In this time, we have helped tens of thousands of people secure protection in the UK, regularise their immigration status, learn English, and find work. We have helped people who are stateless and have other nationality issues secure more certain future.

Hack Your Future HackYourFuture is a code school (foundation) teaching computer programming to refugees.  Their aim is to empower students through coding and get them to work as software developers. With 40 developers (all volunteers)they have created a 6-month program for students to learn the fundamentals of web-development. After graduation they guide students towards employment via their network. Besides learning how to code, they also teach them how to work on projects in a modern tech team.

KonexioWelcoming refugees into the community through tech and innovation. Through two main programs for skill-building: digital skills which focus on building up skills in computer literacy and digital communication, and code skills which focus on building skills in web development and programming.

Human Rights Watch Human Rights Watch is a nonprofit, nongovernmental human rights organization made up of roughly 400 staff members around the globe. Its staff consists of human rights professionals including country experts, lawyers, journalists, and academics of diverse backgrounds and nationalities.

Greece (general)

UNHCR Greece – UNHCR works to protect and assist refugees everywhere. UNHCR strives to ensure that everyone has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to eventually return home, integrate or resettle. During times of displacement, they provide critical emergency assistance in the form of clean water, sanitation and healthcare, as well as shelter, blankets, household goods and sometimes food. They also arrange transport and assistance packages for people who return home, and income-generating projects for those who resettle.

Human Rights Watch Human Rights Watch is a nonprofit, nongovernmental human rights organization made up of roughly 400 staff members around the globe. Its staff consists of human rights professionals including country experts, lawyers, journalists, and academics of diverse backgrounds and nationalities.

Italy

UNHCR Italy – UNHCR works to protect and assist refugees everywhere. UNHCR strives to ensure that everyone has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to eventually return home, integrate or resettle. During times of displacement, they provide critical emergency assistance in the form of clean water, sanitation and healthcare, as well as shelter, blankets, household goods and sometimes food. They also arrange transport and assistance packages for people who return home, and income-generating projects for those who resettle.

Human Rights Watch Human Rights Watch is a nonprofit, nongovernmental human rights organization made up of roughly 400 staff members around the globe. Its staff consists of human rights professionals including country experts, lawyers, journalists, and academics of diverse backgrounds and nationalities.

INTERSOS –  Non-governmental Organization based in Italy

ITHACA -Academic and Research Institution – use geomatics competences in support of environmental emergencies for disaster preparedness and response.

International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) – – International Organization based in Italy- ICCROM is an intergovernmental organization working in service to its Member States to promote the conservation of all forms of cultural heritage, in every region of the world.

International Charter Space and Major Disasters (Int’l Charter) – – Providing satellite data to those affected by natural or man-made disasters through registered organisations, for use in monitoring and response activities

International Development Law Organization (IDLO) – Non-governmental Organization based in Italy. IDLO empowers people and communities to claim their rights, and provides governments with the know-how to realize them.

Italian Council for Refugees (CIR ONULS)Non-governmental Organization based in Italy

Italian Red Cross (CRI) The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian network that reaches 150 million people in 190 National Societies through the work of over 17 million volunteers.

Lesvos

Lesvos Solidarity Lesvos Solidarity offers on site medical care, psychosocial assistance, legal support, food, clothes and hygiene-kits and also provides referrals for medical care off site (such in hospitals, private clinics, as e.g.). The organization also runs activities for children, language classes, and social support. Although Lesvos Solidarity supports refugees with administering the asylum process, it does not conduct any registration-related work.

Dirty Girls Lesvos   uses the simple environmental practice of washing used materials in humanitarian relief efforts: with the vision that it will become the status quo for the larger international humanitarian agencies and refugee host governments. Dirty Girls washes (to hospital standards), blankets, sleeping bags and other materials so that they can be reused.

Libya (general)

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Uganda

CDC Uganda – Community Development Centre (CDC) is a not for profit and non-governmental community.CDC works to address the grassroots needs of indigenous communities in Africa. With an additional focus on establishing platforms for community development.

REACH is a joint initiative of two international non-governmental organisations, ACTED and IMPACT Initiatives, and the United Nations Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT). REACH was created in 2010 to facilitate the development of information tools and products that enhance the capacity of aid actors to make evidence-based decisions in emergency, recovery and development contexts.

IMPACT Initiatives is a leading Geneva-based think-and-do tank, created in 2010 and a sister organization of ACTED.IMPACT implements assessment, monitoring & evaluation and organisational capacity-building programmes in direct partnership with aid actors or through its inter-agency initiatives, REACH and AGORA. Headquartered in Geneva, IMPACT has an established field presence in over 19 countries. IMPACT’s team is composed of over 400 staff, including 100 full-time international experts, as well as a roster of consultants, who are currently implementing over 50 programmes across Africa, Middle East and North Africa, Central Asia, and Eastern Europe.

ACTED in Uganda is committed to supporting the development of climate-sensitive livelihood activities, with a primary focus on agricultural activities throughout the Karamoja region and Northern Uganda. ACTED seeks to harness agriculture as a sustainable income generating activity for vulnerable communities in rural areas. The ACTED Uganda team supports communities to build resilience to climate shocks and stresses through drought early warning information disseminated at community level, while supporting farmers to maximise income from agricultural production. The mission is also using this expertise to build partnerships with social enterprises in both the agricultural value chain and renewable energy spheres.

Norwegian Refugee Council – (NRC) works in both new and protracted crises across 31 countries. Their 6,000 employees provide life-saving and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. NRC specialises in six areas: livelihoods and food security, education, shelter, legal assistance, camp management, and water, sanitation and hygiene. NRC is a determined advocate for displaced people. They promote and defend their rights and dignity in local communities, with national governments and in the international arena. NRC has been implementing projects for
internally displaced persons and refugees in Northern Uganda, West Nile  and South West since 1997, helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security and livelihoods, legal assistance, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.

ACTogether is the national support NGO charged with providing technical and financial assistance to the National Slum Dwellers Federation of Uganda (NSDFU). ACTogether, established in 2006, facilitates processes that develop  organizational capacity at the local level and promote pro-poorpolicy and practice in Uganda’s urban development arena. ACTogether strives to create inclusive cities with united and empowered communities of the urban poor who have the capacity to voice, promote, and negotiate for their collective interests.

AGORA is a joint initiative of ACTED and IMPACT Initiatives, founded in 2016. AGORA promotes efficient, inclusive and integrated local planning,aid response and service delivery in contexts of crisis through applying settlement-based processes and tools.AGORA enables more efficient and tailored aid responses to support the recovery and stabilization of crisis-affected communities, contributing to meet their humanitarian needs, whilst promoting the re-establishment of local services and supporting local governance actors. AGORA promotes multi-sectoral, settlement-based aid planning and implementation, structured around partnerships between local, national and international stakeholders

Kampala Capital City Authority, (KCCA)  is the body that is charged with administration of Kampala on behalf of the Central Government. It was established by an act of the Ugandan Parliament in 2011 (KCC Act, 2010), giving Kampala a special political and administrative status. The Executive Director oversees the regulation and/or delivery of basic
services in the community. Currently, KCCA oversees 79 free public schools with an enrolment of more than 65,000 pupils and students and 11 free public Health Centres and Hospitals attending to 65% of its1,500,000 residents. In addition, the Authority manages Development Control, Revenue Collection, Waste management and Sanitation among
other services. Effectively, Kampala now has a dedicated Cabinet Minister, and KCCA has the licence and responsibility to oversee the provision of all public services in its jurisdiction.

KAS Uganda & S.Sudan – promote political dialogue, civic education, democratic governance and participation, professional and free media, and sustainable economic policies.

ACME Uganda – The African Centre for Media Excellence is a Kampala-based independent, non-profit professional organisation that is committed to excellence in journalism and mass communication in Africa.

UNICEF Uganda – work to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination place.

UNDP Uganda – Work to build the skills and expertise of the Uganda government, civil society, academic institutions, and ordinary citizens and to develop better policies, improve development and economic planning and improve delivery of better services to reduce social and economic inequality and empower the people of Uganda.

Ministry of Health – Uganda –  The Ministry of Health is a government body set up with the mandate of stewardship and leadership of the health sector. The Ministry of Health is responsible for policy review and development, supervision of health sector activities, formulation and dialogue with health development partners, strategic planning, setting standards and quality assurance, resource mobilization, advising other Ministries, departments and agencies on health-related matters, and ensuring quality, health equity, and fairness in contribution towards the cost of health care.

New Vision UGANDA – multimedia business housing newspapers, magazines, internet publishing, televisions, radios, commercial printing, advertising and distribution services.

OPM Uganda- Office of the Prime Minister – To instill and maintain efficient and effective systems in Government that enable Uganda to develop rapidly.

UN in Uganda – The United Nations Association of Uganda (UNAU) is a non profit, Non-Government Organization, duly registered in Uganda. The Association is affiliated to the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA).To promote the Aims and ideals of the UNITED NATIONS by way of ensuring an informed public and larger knowledge about the United Nations, it’s meaning and potentialities. To work for the widest co-operation between Peoples and Nations of the World, to promote Uganda on the International scene and to work for the implementation of the UN Charter in Uganda.

UN Women Uganda – UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.

UNHCR Uganda – UNHCR works to protect and assist refugees everywhere. UNHCR strives to ensure that everyone has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to eventually return home, integrate or resettle. During times of displacement, they provide critical emergency assistance in the form of clean water, sanitation and healthcare, as well as shelter, blankets, household goods and sometimes food. They also arrange transport and assistance packages for people who return home, and income-generating projects for those who resettle

YARID Uganda – Young African Refugees for Integral Development (YARID) is a registered NGO based in Kampala, founded in 2007 by young Congolese refugees living in Uganda.YARID unites urban refugees through avenues like sports, English classes, and vocational skills training in order to address social issues like ethnic conflicts, unemployment, public health, and lack of access to education.

Lidia WFP Uganda – World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.

OXFAM Uganda -Oxfam envisions Uganda free of extreme inequality and injustice; a society where citizens and particularly women across all age groups claim and exercise their rights and responsibilities and are able to influence decisions that affect their lives.Their one country program is hinged on three thematic goals which aim to promote women’s rights, good governance and accountability, resilient livelihoods, as well as enhance preparedness, reduce vulnerability to disaster and ensure an effective response to humanitarian crises.

CARE – has been providing development and humanitarian assistance in Uganda since 1969, responding to armed conflict, natural disasters and economic and social marginalisation, mainly in rural areas. Their programmes target vulnerable communities – the extreme poor, internally displaced people, women, children and disabled people. CARE’s economic rights projects help vulnerable people earn a better living. They help families find ways to cope with deforestation, soil erosion and environmental degradation. Their work in refugee camps brings together people from different groups to resolve their conflicts.

iAID – applys innovation and technology to improve the lives of poor and marginalized communities.They are non-religious, non-political, non-governmental international humanitarian aid organization (INGO) fighting global poverty and economic inequality through the effective application of technology to solve complex humanitarian challenges and to empower communities to be part of their own growth and development.

United States of America

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