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Humanitarian Response

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Humanitarian Response

We have enhanced our capacity for Humanitarian preparedness and response, specifically focusing on addressing the needs of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in communities affected by human conflict and disasters.

In our commitment to the ‘New Way of Working’ (NWoW), which originated from the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), we recognize the evolving nature of conflicts, which are becoming more protracted, and the increasing intensity and frequency of climate-related shocks. Consequently, even in humanitarian emergency situations, we understand the imperative to sustain ongoing efforts such as ‘disaster risk reduction’ (DRR), ‘linking relief, rehabilitation, and development’ (LRRD), the ‘resilience agenda,’ and the incorporation of conflict sensitivity.

Currently, Uganda is hosting; 1,482,101 refugees, with 81% being women and children, and 23,179 identified as Persons with Disabilities (PWDs). In light of this, we acknowledge the need for our organization to step in and actively contribute to filling the existing gaps in disability programs, which are currently prominent. We are committed to ensuring that our humanitarian response is inclusive and responsive to the unique challenges faced by PWDs in these critical situations.

We integrate a number of programme components and approaches to include; Gender Mainstreaming, Safeguarding, Gender and Social Inclusion, Health and Rehabilitation, Climate Change and Environmental Conservation.

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