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Humanitarian aid to Uganda increased by UGX 700 billion in two years

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Oxfam assessment on humanitarian funding flows to local and national actors in Uganda has revealed a 700 billion shillings increase in the last two years. The assessment released by Oxfam’s humanitarian policy advisor, Anita Kattakuzhy, in Kampala on Tuesday shows that United Nations and …

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Oxfam says government wrong on land

Recommends different approach to issues in new report Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | A new report by Oxfam, the international development and humanitarian organisation, has faulted the government’s land policies. Titled `Locked out; How unjust land systems are driving inequality in Uganda’, the report re-emphasised dealing with gaps in …

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NGOs urged to explore local funding options amid donor fatigue

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local and National humanitarian actors in Uganda have been advised to explore local funding options, and invest in the sustainability of institutions instead of relying entirely on donations and grants. The call follows a report titled “Money Talks; Assessing funding flows to local …

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Winnie Byanyima takes top UNAIDS job

New York, United States | THE INDEPENDENT | The United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has named Winifred ‘Winnie’ Karagwa Byanyima as the next Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). The Ugandan leader on women’s rights, democratic governance and peace building has been Executive Director of Oxfam International …

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Oxfam to Museveni: Provide leadership on gender equality

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | International Charity Organisation Oxfam has appealed to President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to provide leadership on gender issues. Lydia Zigomo, the Regional Director for the Horn, East and Central Africa at Oxfam, says political leadership is key in efforts towards gender equality. According to …

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Haiti suspends Oxfam operations pending sex scandal probe

Port-au-Prince, Haiti | AFP | Haiti on Thursday suspended the operations of British charity Oxfam pending the outcome of its investigation into allegations that its staff sexually exploited Haitians after a devastating 2010 earthquake. The country’s ministry of planning and foreign aid said Oxfam GB had made a “serious error” …

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UK Parliamentary Committee grills Oxfam’s Winnie Byanyima

London, UK | THE INDEPENDENT | Oxfam International Executive Director Winnie Byanyima has appeared before the UK Parliament’s International Development Committee, where she said her priority now is to ensure no more mistakes are made by the British Charity, and that their work of saving lives around the world goes …

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Oxfam says former Haiti director admitted hiring sex workers

London, United Kingdom | AFP | The former Oxfam country director at the centre of a prostitution scandal admitted to paying for sex at his charity-funded residence during an internal inquiry into the allegations, a report released Monday by the British organisation said. Roland van Hauwermeiren, who led Oxfam’s team …

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