About Us


Cafomi — You too can be a forced Migrant

Care and Assistance for Forced Migrants (CAFOMI) is a not-for-profit Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) registered in Uganda. 

CAFOMI is a leading local humanitarian organization in Uganda, founded and led by experienced returnee diaspora humanitarian, human rights and development professionals.

CAFOMI blends experience, knowledge and expertise with a team of professionals and volunteers to develop and implement innovative emergency humanitarian assistance and post emergency durable solution programs with full participation of persons of concern.

We have now become a strategic partner of leading humanitarian agencies including the UNHCR and Government of Uganda – Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), International Organization for Migration (IOM), Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Africa Humanitarian Action (AHA), Malteser International (MI) and the UN World Food Program (WFP). These partnerships have enabled use deliver programs in various districts, in refugee transit centers and settlements.

CAFOMI has also been able to strategically form partnership with other non-traditional humanitarian  actors like Rotary International, Friends of Bamboo, Refugee Law Project, Makerere University and other training institutions to implement innovative solutions and programs.

CAFOMI partnered with Water Governance Institute (WGI) to introduce Aquaponics as an innovative  livelihood enhancement in peri urban Kampala, Wakiso and Adjumani district.

CAFOMI is a leader in championing the localization agenda and therefore co-chairs the Steering Committee of Humanitarian Platform for Local and National Organizations which brings together all national organizations, including the Uganda Red Cross, in the humanitarian sector; represents national NGOs on the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) – Steering Group (SG) and the Refugee Donor Partners Group (RDPG); a member of the Network for Empowered Aid Response (NEAR); member of Uganda National NGO Forum; as well as an active member of the Protection, WASH, Livelihoods, Energy and Environment working groups in the Uganda Refugee Response.

CAFOMI is an NGOsource Certified Public Charity organization for U.S. grantmakers


Our Mission

Engender a highly professional humanitarian service and response managed by Ugandan nationals to international standards.

Our Vision

Forced migrants (refugees) live dignified lives to acceptable international standards and positively contribute to develop their host community

Our Goal

Humanitarian services and complex emergencies effectively and efficiently managed by nationals enabling a transient forced migrant (refugee) population to live dignified lives amongst their host community

Our Core Values
  • Professionalism and commitment
  • Transparency and accountability
  • Team work and participation
  • Partnerships
  • Respect and integrity
  • Multiculturalism and diversity
  • Constant learning and development
Our Board

Meet our talented, skilled and friendly Board! 

We Are Cafomi

We have been transforming lives of refugees.