Reception and Management of Migrants (RMM)

Strengthening Mechanism for Reception, Management and Integration of Involuntary Migrants in Arua City

  • Period: November 2019 – October 2021
  • Partners: Cities Alliance, AVSI Foundation, UBOS
  • Project Type: Urban Migrants

About this Project

AVSI is leading a consortium comprising of AVSI Foundation, Arua City and Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) with funding from UNOPS/Cities Alliance to implement a 2 years Project Titled Strengthening Mechanism for Reception, Management and Integration of Involuntary Migrants (RMM) in Arua District.

The project recognizes the that there has been a growing/high incidence of rural/settlement – urban migration and increased number of out of camp self –settlement of refugees and other unregistered migrants. Most of these have moved to settle in the City to escape conflict and persecution, environmental shocks and seek social amenities and economic opportunities. Consequently, there has been a rapid rise in urban population resulting into congestion, cultural clashes and conflicts between host communities and the migrants over social amenities, rise in crime rate, increase in number of abandoned and unaccompanied children and increase in urban poverty.

This project therefore intends to address primarily involuntary migrants/refugees and host communities; the intervention seeks to pilot strategies and approaches that can support Arua City Council, institutional and community stakeholders to better structure and manage the reception and integration of the involuntary migrants through a coordinated and effective engagement of all stakeholders in examining the phenomenon of involuntary migrants in Arua City Council.

Project Goal: To strengthen the structural and institutional mechanisms for reception, management and integration of involuntary migrants in Arua City Council.

Objectives of the Project

  • To support research, documentation, collaborative learning and knowledge on reception, integration and management of involuntary migrants
  • To strengthen the institutional and structural capacity of Arua City Council and stakeholders to effectively manage reception and integration of involuntary migrants.
  • To model and adopt sustainable livelihoods approaches for host communities and the migrants to leverage on existing opportunities within Arua City Council.

    Project Outcomes

    Outcome 1

    Informed policy, planning and resource allocation on the reception, management and integration of migrants through accurate data and documentation.

    Outcome 2

    Strengthened institutional and structural capacity of Arua City and stakeholders to effectively manage the reception and integration of involuntary migrants.

    Outcome 3

    Improved Socio –economic status of extremely poor and vulnerable migrants

    Project Partners