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Uganda exceeds annual refugee ceiling amid influx from DR Congo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has hit its annual refugee admission target at half year, exerting more pressure on the country to urgently look for donations if its globally recognized open door policy is to be sustained. Douglas Asiimwe, the Acting Commissioner for Refugees at the Office of the …

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UNHCR relocates 1,000 Congolese to Nakivale refugee camp

Isingiro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has transferred 1,000 Congolese refugees from the Nyakabande transit site in Kisoro district to Nakivale refugees camp in Isingiro. The refugees fled Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s Rutshuru territory last month after heavy fighting between the March 23 …

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