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Complaints of corruption hit refugee host programme in Lamwo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Intended beneficiaries of the Development Response to Displacement Impact Project (DRDIP) in Agoro sub county, Lamwo district have accused their community facilitator of flouting the program implementation guidelines. DR-DIP is an empowerment program under the Office of the Prime Minister intended to empower refugee host …

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Resolving refugee disputes

Insights from a Ugandan settlement | SARAH VANCLUYSEN AND BERT INGELAERE | Typically, refugee camps or settlements, whether in Greece, Jordan or Libya, are seen as lawless environments. They are characterised by a lack of structure, rules and norms. But, based on our study with South Sudanese refugees in northern …

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Refugee women facing greater violence risk during crisis: UNHCR

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Displaced women and girls are facing a heightened risk of gender-based violence during the coronavirus crisis, the UN Refugee Agency said Monday. The UNHCR said they may be forced into “survival sex” or child marriages. Lockdowns imposed to control the spread of COVID-19 have restricted movement and led to the …

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Refugee influx increasing human activities on Katonga wildlife reserve

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The degradation of Katonga Wildlife Reserve is being blamed on residents picking firewood for sell to refugee neighboring communities. The chiefwarden Katonga Wildlife Reserve, Richard Godfrey Matanda says that although the communities are dependent on wood fuel for domestic use, there is an emergence …

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Almost 600 Burundian refugees return home from Tanzania

Gisuru, Burundi | AFP | Nearly 600 Burundians who fled political violence in their home country to Tanzania were on Thursday repatriated voluntarily, the UN refugee agency and witnesses said. The move came after the Tanzanian government vowed that from October 1 it would start repatriating all Burundians, willing or …

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CARITAS introduces solar cookstoves to refugees in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Catholic Relief Agency CARITAS has intervened in the energy crisis unfolding in Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement in Yumbe district. Bidi Bidi is the second-largest settlement in the World, hosting more than 27,000 South Sudan refugees fleeing civil wars in their country.   More than 80 …

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