Uganda hosts over one million refugees and asylum seekers. It is the African country with the most refugees and internally displaced people, due to its relative peace, stability and economic growth.
Jesuit Missions supports the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) East Africa who work with the many refugees who cross the border into Uganda every day looking for a place of safety and welcome. In Adjumani, Northern Uganda, Jesuit Missions is supporting refugee children enabling them to continue their education despite the struggles of being in a new country. This involves the learning of a new language and adapting to a completely new curriculum.
In the capital city of Kampala, we are providing assistance to refugees through training and skills training such as teaching English to French speaking refugees. This helps to remove any language barriers that may prevent them from integrating into the host country and finding employment.
In 2018 Jesuit Missions London marathon team raised over £64, 000, some of which went towards our work with refugees in Uganda.