Final Water and Environment Sector Refugee Response Plan

Over the last 36 months (since early 2016), the number of refugees hosted in Uganda has dramatically increased. To date, about 1.3 million refugees reside in 13 settlements across 12 districts including Kampala, living alongside their Ugandan hosts. Uganda’s approach to refugee
protection and management provides exemplary prospects for dignity and self-reliance and creates a conducive environment for development-oriented approaches. However, the hosting of refugees places pressure on the country and its resources, and in particular the districts and communities
that host them. Refugee-hosting districts face one of the fastest population growths in Uganda, if not in Africa.