SOME RESULTS OF THE UN-EU PARTNERSHIP IN SUPPORTING
REFUGEES AND INTERNALLY DISPLACED PEOPLE IN 2009:
Chad: Assistance was provided to refugees from Sudan and the Central African Republic as well as to internally displaced people. 576,500 people benefited from food assistance, food-for-work, supplementary feeding for children and pregnant and breastfeeding women, and school meals.
Uganda: Internally displaced people were protected. Issues of forced return were addressed in various ways: people
facing land disputes had legal assistance; local courts were trained; people with specific needs were identified and
assisted with shelter and essential items; and community infrastructure was rehabilitated or constructed.
Occupied Palestinian Territory: Over 300,000 refugees received food support and basic cash assistance on a quarterly basis in 2009. Community-based social services promoted self-reliance of vulnerable members of the refugee community (women, children, youth, people with disabilities and elderly). Over 76,000 refugee women were supported in strengthening their role and participation in the community; 42,266 people with disabilities accessed rehabilitation services; 71,524 children participated in educational, cultural and recreational activities. A web-based refugee registration information system rolled out in Lebanon, the Syrian Arab Republic and the West Bank ensured the maintenance, updating and preserving of registered refugee records.
Burundi: 4,000 people reintegrated to their homes in the hills in the Makamba province. 6,000 children returnees, deportees and displaced people were supported in reintegrating into school for the year 2008-2009.
Sudan: Internally displaced and other conflict affected people were assisted with emergency shelter, 93,000 jerry
cans, 80,000 plastic sheets and 124,000 blankets.
Kosovo: the return and reintegration of refugees and internally displaced people was supported in four municipalities, where 180 families are expected to return. 80 new houses were completed and over 100 houses are under construction to support returning families to restart their lives.
Central African Republic: 90 percent of internally displaced people and returnees received essential supplies within
7 to 14 days of their displacement. Access to safe drinking water was secured for 132,000 internally displaced people,
refugees and other vulnerable populations in conflict-affected areas in north of the country.