Our Work Supports Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons and Other Vulnerable Members of Society
The end of human suffering in East and the Horn of Africa and the creation of an environment where people live in self-reliance, prosperity, and assured sustainable livelihood pursuits.
Rapid response to humanitarian crises through the provision of safe and clean water, the creation of healthy living conditions, earning opportunities and the bolstering of food security for the benefit of the poor and vulnerable.
Since 2012, HIJRA has been responding to the refugee situation in Southwestern region and extended its operations to the mid-west in response to the 2018 influx from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Our initial interventions were in the WASH sector at Matanda Transit Center in 2012.In 2013, HIJRA expanded its services to the management of Nyakabande and Bubukwanga Transit Centers and also commenced programming as the lead protection partner in Oruchinga Refugee Settlement. In 2014, HIJRA supported the Spontaneous Return of Congolese refugees through provision of WASH interventions and hot meals in Kinyaara, Muhokya and Ishasha way stations.
Over the years, HIJRA assisted by partners (UNHCR,OXFAM and ECHO) has carried out interventions that have improved Sanitation, Hygiene, and environment in Nakivale, Oruchinga and Kyangwali refugee settlements. In partnership with UNICEF HIJRA has implemented projects that have strengthened district capacity for child protection and improved Psycho-social protection in Ebola outbreak districts of west Nile and Southwest Uganda. Additionally, in partnership with Aljsir Foundation, HIJRA has undertaken school infrastructural projects. HIJRA also constructed a road in Kyangwali as the settlement grappled with an influx of refugees from the DRC.