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Learning Event Report: Multipurpose cash and protection for south sudanese refugees in Bidibi refugee settlement Uganda

2017 — By Hellen Grace Akwii-Wangusa, Franco Peter Mpagi, Cliff Mushaya, Charles Oryem, Dorothy Namara, Emilienne Cyuzuzo, Akena Robert, Cephas Munjeri, Solomon Lean Ilukol

A consortium of partners comprising DanChurchAid (DCA), Transcultural Psychosocial Organization (TPO) and Mercy Corps (MC) have been implementing an 8-month Cash-based Interventions and Protection (MHPSS) response for South Sudanese refugees in Bidibidi settlement. The response was aimed at addressing food insecurity and increasing access to basic and most immediate needs, and to improve their quality of life through cash grants.

The program consisted of a monthly cash transfer of 38,000 Uganda Shillings per beneficiary. The cash transfers were both conditional and unconditional. There are 11,240 unconditional and 2,520 conditional cash grant beneficiaries. The program was accompanied with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Trauma (CBTT) for beneficiaries that had suffered trauma. The total number of people targeted were 13,180 vulnerable households.