Uganda: Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement Project

African Union Visit

October 09, 2015

Naku Charles Lwanga

African Union Visit
On Wednesday, 20th June 2015, a delegation from the African Union visited Kiryandongo; their aim was to interact and update themselves on ongoing activities at the Settlement. They were accompanied by the Settlement Commandant, the Head of the UNHCR team and other representatives from the implementing partners and the RWCIII representatives.
They addressed the following:
– The limited space, and asked the UNHCR team to provide the Institute with a tent to see to it that the hair dressing department students are accommodated properly
– They were excited about the products that the students were producing.
– They appreciated the Institute plus RMF with the extraordinary commitment of helping the refugees get skills and knowledge
– They also asked the RMF team to share with them the progress of the Institute.
– They concluded by paying a visit to every department as students were sharing with them that they needed more help in terms of start-up kits.

African Union team discussing with the tailoring instructors in the presence of UNHCR and OPM members

The team at the BCP department led by the Camp Commandant


The Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement in Bweyale, Uganda, is a UNHCR managed refugee settlement that provides shelter, land, and support for more than 100,000 people. They are comprised of refugees from Kenya, DR Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, and South Sudan. RMF has partnered with UNHCR in supporting Kiryandango Refugee Settlement, the surrounding community of Bweyale, and the greater Kiryandongo District (an additional 266,197 people) with health care, education, and vocational training since 2008.


  • To serve as a health care implementation partner with the UNHCR and Ugandan Government
  • To provide health care services to over 100,000 refugees and persons in the community via the Panyadoli Health Centres
  • To provide skills training for South Sudanese refugees to enable them to become self-reliant