Unidos Social Innovation Centre is a refugee-led, community-based organization that engages with marginalized at-risk youth located in the Nakivale Refugee settlement, Isingiro district, South West Uganda. We aim to empower young refugees through appropriate training and teach them inclusive entrepreneurial skills that enables them to create their own jobs and opportunities.
Our goal is to transform these young refugees into change makers, who will drive the community and make sure that everyone will be heard, when it comes to creating a better tomorrow for all of us.
In 2018, we found an urgent need to build more sustainable systems for our people; Unidos was birthed
We soon became stronger through the aid of our partners; impacting over 5,300+ lives so far
The Nakivale settlement is diverse, which has given us the opportunity to touch lives from over 7 countries
We are proud to share that we’ve received donations in excess of $3,839 to push our causes forward
refugees live in Uganda
Our work is unlocking big changes for refugees in Nakivale
Unidos Projects is an initiative by refugees for refugees
Nakivale Refugee Settlement is in the Isingiro district of southwest Uganda and is home to 150,000 refugees from Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, and Sudan. These are the refugees that have been most affected by poverty, climate change, war and political oppression from their home countries.
Refugees from 7 countries
The amount of people being displaced and therefore seeking refugee asylum is rapidly increasing. Barely 5 years ago, the number of refugees here in the Nakivale settlement was around 80,000. We are currently estimated to be around a whooping 150,000 now in 2022, which means that current resource allocation will never be enough.
Declining ration of external aid
The refugees depend on food given by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and harvests from allocated land to supplement food supplies, but recently, food rations by UNHCR were reduced drastically and this has been worsened by persistent drought that has been experienced in the district.
The amount of people being displaced and therefore seeking refugee asylum is rapidly increasing. Barely 5 years ago, the number of refugees here in the Nakivale settlement was around 80,000. Today, we’re barely capable of satisfying our most basic needs.
Our stories and blogs
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