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Title
Bidibidi Refugee Settlement: Environmental Scoping Report and Recommendations
Publisher
UN Environment Programme / OCHA Joint Environment Unit (JEU) and Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)


Published in
September 2019
Abstract
This report presents the results of an environmental scoping mission by the UN Environment

Programme / OCHA Joint Environment Unit (JEU) and Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) to Bidibidi Refugee Settlement located in the West Nile Area of Uganda, home to over 270,000 South Sudanese refugees and the second largest refugee settlement in the world.

The scoping took place in Bidibidi Settlement Zones 3 and 5, locations of a future NRC and partner funded European Union Trust Fund (EUTF) programme with a strong emphasis on agriculture and food security. These zones were chosen in order to test the differences in environmental sensitivity between the newest established Zone 5 and the older Zone 3. Bidibidi Refugee Settlement was opened in August 2016 to accommodate a high influx of South Sudanese refugees.

The findings of this report are based on a combination of a field test of the NEAT+, eight focus

group discussions including participatory mapping with refugee and host community groups, and a secondary data review.


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