The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is the sub recipient of the IGAD GF Regional TB-HIV grant for Djibouti, Sudan, South Sudan and Uganda. The grant agreement was signed between IGAD and UNHCR on 17 July 2017 in Geneva. It is a US$ 2,804,563 grant for 21 months which will be implemented in prioritized 13 refugee camps and settlements aimed at improving the availability and utilization of HIV and TB services through complementing existing UNHCR fund programs. On the behalf of UNHCR, Rosella Pagliuchi-Lor, Director Division of External Relation signed the PR-SR grant agreement and expressed her appreciation to IGAD for having the partnership and supporting TB-HIV programs in refugee camps in the region.
Following the signing of the grant agreement, His excellency, Amb(Eng) Mahboub discussed with Mr George Okoth-Obbo, Assistance High commissioner, UNHCR and other UNHCR officials including the CCRF Director. His excellency, Amb Mahboub, the ES, IGAD, briefed the Assistance Commissioner, UNHCR and other Management team members about the Nairobi Action plan with focus on the progress since March 25 and upcoming process and events. The Assistance Commissioner highlights that IGAD is championing the CCRF and needs to maintain this momentum.
Both parties agreed to strengthen Institutional relationship, share of information on regularly basis, showcase the outcome of the March 2017 summit on the durable solutions to Somalia refugees and stepping up jointly to the South Sudan crisis.