Under the partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) ISGF proposes that the National Scout and Guide Fellowships (NSGFs) assist South Sudanese Refugees living in North West Uganda by providing them with emergency temporary shelters. For one family the cost of an emergency kit which will protect them from bad weather is estimated at the cost of 25 Euro.
Imvepi is a refugee settlement found in North-West Uganda, close to Ngurua and Mvepi, at an altitude of 730 meters. It is expected around 1,000 to 5,000 refugees arrive in Uganda from Southern Sudan each day. Very soon the number will reach one million. In addition to conflicts, the state of famine was recently declared in South Sudan. Five million of persons are victims, within whom children are the most vulnerable. There is also extreme poverty, no access to water and health services, and changes of climatic patterns.
For more information please read the PowerPoint presentation below:
document Project refugees Uganda South-Sudan UNHCR 2017-18 (1.45 MB)
ISGF specific objective is to provide 1000 families in Imvepi (Uganda) settlement with shelters. With the estimates, a shelter for one family costs EUR 25. If members in each ISGF country (NSGF and CB) or individual member actively participate in this project, then we aim at taking care of over 1000 families. Each donation, whatever the amount is, is important. We believe when we add our effort with UNHCR and other partners we can make a difference in people’s lives. Material for shelter will be purchased and ISGF will participate in the distribution of the material to the refugees. The shelters will be branded both with the UNHCR and ISGF logos.
Contribution from members can be sent to the World Bureau, which in turn will disperse it to Mathius Lukwago, ISGF World Committee Chairman, for implementation.
ISGF ING Bank Account:
Agence Porte de Namur, Chaussée d’Ixelles 3, BE 1050 Brussels
IBAN : BE33 3100 3694 3346
BIC : BBRUBEBB
Description: Shelter project Uganda