This thematic area provides humanitarian response to the displaced persons in Kyangwali refugees’ settlement as well as responding to emergency situations befalling the communities we serve like floods and other disasters. HOCADEO also supports Persons of Concern through the Shelter project in partnership with Catholic relief services where Vulnerable Households of the Persons of concern mostly considering the elderly, were helped to put up proper shelters since they are un able to struggle like their counterparts to put up descent shelters. This has improved their wellbeing, dignity, and also protection.

HOCADEO through the PHARVID project, made a humanitarian response to support the most Vulnerable persons of Concern in Kyangwaali refugee settlement. The persons of concern helped include the single Female Headed Household heads, and Un accompanied. This project supported these people with livelihood boosting, Health and Sanitation and also promoted good nutrition of the Households of the beneficiaries minors.

The project targeted to construct 148 (111 owner driven and 37 framework/ CRS led approach) housing units during the project period; All households’ members receiving shelter also benefited from hygiene promotion massages. HOCADEO’s core task was to roll out the software component of disseminating home hygiene and sanitation messages, as well as training construction crew groups in Business skills general mobilization of participants.

Success stories

Story 1: Now a supervisor

As a result of Business Skills Training, Tumushifti Balonza, a 32-year-old female carpenter of Tujenge Group in Kasonga, was promoted by her boss from being a mere employee to a supervisor because of her demonstrated skills in negotiation, customer care, record management and her ability to mentor other employees at the carpentry workshop.

Story 2: No longer childless

Clementina Zida, 63 year old female lives in Kavule block 105 with tears in her eyes narrated that “I don’t have a son or daughter who could build for me a house, but CRS and Caritas have become my sons and daughters”. Previously, the old lady was sleeping in a dilapidated tent, which was provided to her by UNHCR on arrival in Kyangwali settlement from DRC Congo at the beginning of 2018. By the year 2021, the tarpaulin got torn, since it was supported by small poles. It could not even shield her form neither sunshine nor rain. Whenever it could rain, her beddings could become wet. Zida shared that; she could sit in the corner of the tarpaulin till morning. She could be saved by the first sun rays to warm her body and dry old clothes which served as her beddings. Despite the poor state of the tarpaulin, Zida could share it with parasites and rodents such as rats, frogs, termites, flees and bed bugs. Additionally, she didn’t have basic house assets. She could use two pots she made herself to cook food, sauce and water to bathe once in a while during the cold night. When Caritas/CRS supported her with shelter under the OD Modality, Zida made savings which she used to buy household assets including a beddings and utensils.

Success Story 3: From a hideout to a home

Mateso’s old tarpaulin roofed with tent

Mateso’s new home supported by CRS & Caritas