Together, UNICEF and European Commission for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) support a range of services in Alere, a Ugandan settlement close to the country’s northern border with South Sudan. 

UNICEF Uganda’s photo gallery provides a window into what this means for the families living there, many of whom are refugees. 

All photos: UNICEF Uganda/Michele Sibiloni.

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A health worker measures the arm of the child before immunisation at the Alere health centre II. 

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A health worker from Concern Worldwide measure the arm of the child before immunisation at the health centre. 

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Sister Annet Joyce, Nursing Officer and in-charge of Alere health centre II, measures the height of a refugee child. Nutrition screening is done for every child prior to immunisation and treatment.

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Sister Annet immunises another child against measles. 

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A mother waits for medical treatment at the health centre, which provides maternal nutrition, counselling services and iron/folic supplements to pregnant women.

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Health workers conduct a community outreach session, bringing services closer to the refugees and host communities.

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Partners work together to make sure no child is left behind. Here, health workers from Alere Health Centre attend to mothers and their children at a community outreach session.

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A child undergoes nutrition screening at a community outreach session. There, health workers offer a range of health services such as immunisation,  nutrition screening, vitamin A supplements and health education.

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Another outreach session also provides deworming and health education, helping families get the care they need. 

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Health workers give deworming tablets to South Sudanese refugee children. 

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A South Sudanese refugee child receives vitamin A drops at a community outreach. 

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Dang Moses enjoys plumpy-nut at the community outreach session in Alere Refugee settlement. Young Moses is recovering from malnutrition and was treated under the emergency nutrition program.

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A health worker vaccinates a South Sudanese refugee child against measles.

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Another child gets their shot. Thanks to the measles vaccines, children are protected from this killer disease, which can spread fast among under-vaccinated groups.