association of refugees with disability

about us

ARD is a fully registered Regional NGO which started as a support group in Kampala (2010), after detecting that PWDs couldn’t advocate for themselves without being a group. With the support from InterAid, UNHCR, and RLP, the group of Refugees with disabilities had been formed. They reached a time when they wanted to create a strong association that will be known all over Uganda.

In 2015, the group started to elaborate a constitution that would provide a legal basis and guide their operations with assistance from RLP. By 2017, the organisation had moved from being a support group to an Association of Refugees with disability (ARD) and in May 2023 ARD moved to a fully registered Regional NGO.


some of objectives

12 Dec 2023
2023 ARD Annual General Meeting
In a remarkable annual general meeting, on Thursday 7 December 2023 we spotlighted inspiring stories of resilience and triumph brought within refugees with disabilities in Uganda. The Ex...
21 Jun 2023
Refugee Led-Organizations World Refugee Day commemoration of effective “June 20th 2023” under the theme “Nothing About Us Without Us”
A world Refugee Day celebration through the theme Nothing About Us Without Us. this was to call for meaningful participation in decision making processes on programs concerning refugees...
01 Jun 2023
Every year, on June 20, the world celebrates refugees across the globe on World Refugee Day. Yet many events are organized without meaningful participation from the refugee communities them...

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