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Over 3,000 DR Congo refugees cross into Uganda: UN

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | Over 3,000 refugees fleeing ethnic clashes in neighboring eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have crossed into Uganda after a three-day temporary reopening of the country’s border entry point. Duniya Aslam Khan, spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Uganda, told …

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Uganda reopens borders to receive refugees from DR Congo

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | Uganda on Wednesday temporarily opened its borders to receive thousands of people fleeing deadly ethnic clashes in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a spokesperson for the United Nations refugee agency said. Hilary Onek, Uganda’s minister for relief, disaster preparedness and refugees, launched a three-day …

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Uganda borders closed to new refugees, asylum seekers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government of Uganda has announced today that the country will no longer welcome new refugees and asylum seekers. The move is in response to a presidential directive to close all borders as a measure initially to prevent but now to slow the spread …

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Refugees in Uganda stuck in debt, danger and despair- Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | As the other settlement areas have been filled up with refugees, new land is made ready for new arrivals of refugees from DR Congo in Mararatu. Grass and shrubs are burnt and plots made available. Desperate refugees in Uganda are adopting grim survival tactics due …

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Trump’s immigration crackdown starts to gain traction

Washington, United States | AFP | With a little help from the Supreme Court and Mexico, US President Donald Trump’s fitful crackdown on immigration is finally gaining traction. Trump has spent his entire presidency promising to stop illegal immigration, shut out asylum seekers and wall off the Mexican border. The far-reaching …

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