Project Country: Uganda

Medical aid for refugees in Uganda

Time frame:  Nov. 2008 - Dez. 2012

Type of Assistance: Medical Emergency and Catastrophe Relief, Relief Supply Delivery, Relief Assistance

Violence and armed conflicts between government troops and rebel militia in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo forced hundreds of thousands of people in the province of North-Kiyu to flee to the neighbour country of Uganda.

Due to the increasing flow of refugees, the supply possibilities, especially those of medical care in the refugee camps and villages, were soon by far exhausted. Conditions along the Ugandan-Congolese border became increasingly difficult to cope with.

humedica decided to help the refugees in Uganda as quickly as possible. As a first step, humedica participated in providing medical care for newly-arrived refugees and, in addition, offered medical treatment for all camp inhabitants who were in need of medical care. On a second mission in 2012, the humedica team supported health posts in the town of Bunagana and in the refugee camp of Nyakabande, which are both situated close to the border.

Our cooperation with the Hospital of Mutolere turned into a partnership which has lasted up to this day. By providing medicines and medical supplies, humedica continues to improve the quality of medical treatment for the hospital patients in the medium and long term. Moreover, the hospital served as a first contact point for Congolese refugees on humedica’s next aid mission.

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