Number of people served:  15,245

Uganda hosts more than 1.4 million refugees, making it the largest refugee host country in Africa. More than 1 million of those refugees have entered within the last two years, the majority fleeing from conflicts in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Uganda welcomes and hosts forcibly displaced people with an open door policy – allowing refugees to have freedom of movement and the right to work. Some refugees still live in camps while others in urban areas.

See Our Work

The electronics class is part of vocational programs in Kampala created in partnership with the techical institute . Students learn how to do electrical work on phones, television, and radio repair. (Dickie Fischer/Jesuit Refugee Service)
Young refugees in the Jesuit Refugee Service Kampala Urban Emergency Program's kindergarten in the JRS compound. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
Janette, a recipient of a JRS business course, sits inside of her textile store which she was able to finance through a JRS grant. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
Two students work diligently in their tailoring class in JRS Kampala. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
Two students from Pagirinya Community Secondary School work on their class work. (Jesuit Refugee Service)



JRS Uganda Country Director:

Frido Pflueger  

Project locations:

Kampala, Adjumani, Moyo