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REFUGEES: Sh170bn funds drive launched by UNHCR

Uganda Emergency Appeal: UNHCR in Shs 170 billion fundraising drive to support latest influx of refugees into the country Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) together with 44 humanitarian organizations are appealing for close to Shs 170bn (US$48 million) to help them respond …

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UN aid convoy reaches Ethiopia’s conflict-hit Tigray region

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Xinhua | An additional aid convoy has entered Ethiopia’s conflict-hit northernmost Tigray region, aiming to reach 43,000 people with emergency relief food and 24,000 vulnerable mothers and children with nutritionally fortified food, the United Nations World Food Program said Friday evening. A convoy of 50 trucks …

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Sondland: Trump never discussed Ukraine aid freeze

Washington, United States | AFP | US diplomat Gordon Sondland said Wednesday President Donald Trump never spoke to him about stalled military aid to Ukraine or any alleged link to Trump’s demands for political investigations. “I never heard from President Trump that aid was conditioned on an announcement of (the investigations),” …

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The United States 2018 ‘Report to the Ugandan People’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The U.S. Mission last week presented its third annual ‘Report to the Ugandan People’, which explains what Washington is doing to help Ugandans create a better future for themselves. In FY2018, the US Government provided $896 million (UGX 3.3 trillion) in assistance to the Ugandan people to advance …

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Donors cut aid to Tanzania after rights crackdown

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Tanzania’s tough-talking president John Magufuli has earned respect by fighting corruption, but international donors are now concerned by crackdowns on human rights. The European Union, Tanzania’s biggest development partner, and the World Bank have recently taken measures to sanction repressive policies. Magufuli’s reputation was boosted …

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