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Death toll from Mbale floods rises to 29

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The death toll resulting from flooding in the Elgon sub-region has increased to 29, the Ministry of Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees has revealed. The disaster followed heavy rains that pounded the Bugisu and Sebei regions on July 30, 2022, forcing several rivers to burst their …

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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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Japan hands out UGX 11Bn to support refugees in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has secured 11 Billion Shillings to support refugees and host communities in various resettlement centres across the country. The money will be used to feed the refugees, mitigate the effects of COVID-19 and address Gender-Based Violence in camps and communities. It will cover a …

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Minister Onek, Kikuube leaders clash over Bukinda evictees

Kikuube, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, Hilary Obaloker Onek has clashed with Kikuube district officials over his directives to chase people who were evicted from Kyangwali refugee settlement from the office of the Resident District Commissioner. The affected family members have pitched camp …

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Nabbanja to explain diversion of Shs5 billion disaster funds

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja has been put on spot over the alleged diversion of Shs5 billion from the Shs15 billion allocated to the Ministry of Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees. The money was part of contingency budget to support areas affected by disasters. The …

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Disasters caused UGX 563.2Bn loss in 2020

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, Hilary Onek has said that last year disasters caused a loss of 563.23 Billion Shillings. Onek was on Thursday presenting the status of disasters in the country to Members of Parliament. Uganda has been affected by torrential …

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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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