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COVID-19 hit families to benefit from UGX 36B direct cash giveaways

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | A total of 120,000 families in Uganda whose livelihoods have been negatively affected by Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic will benefit from USD 10 million, approximately 36 billion Shillings’ direct cash transfers. The programme, implemented by GiveDirectly, a nonprofit organization that lets donors send money to …

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Hared Petroleum set to evict 700 families in Jinja

Jinja, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  More than 700 families from works village in Jinja district are protesting an eviction by Bashir Musa, the proprietor of Hared Petroleum Limited.  The said land, covers six plots, measuring about four acres along Kisinja road and Nile crescent. It was host to the Ministry …

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Fears of domestic violence rise as millions confined over virus

Berlin, Germany | AFP |  With families across Europe confined to their homes to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, fears are rising of a surge in domestic violence. From Berlin to Paris, Madrid, Rome and Bratislava, associations that help victims of domestic violence have sounded the alarm after Europe …

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Bududa landslide victims thrown out by host families

Bududa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Families hosting landslide victims in Bududa district have started pushing them out of their homes.   The Landslides hit Bushika Sub-county in Bududa District on December 3, 2019, displacing over 200 families across three villages of Namasa, Shikhururwe and Naposhi. More than 40 lives were lost.   …

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Libya war leaves thousands homeless in Tripoli

Tripoli, Libya | AFP |  Layla Mohammed barely had time to gather her children’s belongings before fleeing their southern Tripoli home when shelling targeted the Libyan capital’s outskirts earlier this year. For months she moved her family between apartments as soaring rents in the crowded city exhausted her savings, eventually leaving …

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In Mali, dreams and sadness for the Sahel express

Bamako, Mali | AFP |  The sign above the station entrance declares that this is the Dakar-Niger Railway: the start of a trek from the arid Sahel to the tropical Atlantic, 1,300 kilometres (800 miles) away. But for those hoping to buy a ticket for a legendary journey, disappointment awaits. Not …

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Heavy rains destroy houses in Kasese

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT At least seven families in Kasese have been left homeless after the houses in which they were staying in were destroyed by heavy rains.  The Monday heavy downpour left five houses in Kidodo cell of Kasese municipality destroyed.  Another house was demolished in Saluti Cell while …

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Bulambuli family hosts 30 landslide victims

Bulambuli, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  A family in Bulambuli district has offered to host 37 victims of the recent landslides. Fresh landslides triggered by heavy rains triggered landslides in Bulambuli district on August 27th, 2019 displacing dozens of families whose house were destroyed. The landslides buried homes in Busia, Bugatisa …

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