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Inter-Agency Livelihood Assessment Targeting Refugees and Host Communities in IMVEPI and Rhino Camp Settlements Arua District, Northern Uganda

2017 — By Richard Mulandi, Victor Ajuma, Geoffrey OcenKotchwer

This inter-agency needs assessment by World Vision Uganda (WVU), UNHCR and Caritas was conducted in two settlement areas of Rhino and Imvepi located in the West Nile Region of Uganda. The Imvepi settlement is the most recently opened area (February 2017) for resettlement and located about 72km east of the district town of Arua. This settlement is expected to resettle about 100,000 South Sudanese refugees, the majority of them are remote peasant farmers fleeing from the conflict in the productive Equatorial region of South Sudan.

This assessment will therefore propose immediate, medium and long-term strategies to address the livelihood needs of the refugee and host communities created by the changes in the environment and the pressure on the available resources to ensure smooth coexistence and sustainable utilization of resources.