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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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UN says refugee situation in Uganda dire as world marks refugee day

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As the world commemorates the annual World Refugee Day on Monday, the UN refuge agency warned that the refugee crisis in Uganda is worsening amid increased conflicts in the region and reduced international financing of refugee affairs. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representative …

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IGAD, education ministry partner to train teachers in refugee hosting communities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Education and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development-IGAD have started training teachers in refugee-hosting communities. The teachers from Kyangwali, Kyaka II Rwamwanja, Bidi Bidi, and Nakivale resettlement camps are being taught psychosocial support, life skills, and ICT skills. Speaking on Saturday at the …

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UNHCR boss Grandi visits Uganda

Rallies donors to respond to refugee funding crisis Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees returned to Uganda after three years to morale-boost donor support for Uganda’s faltering refugee response. The UN refugee agency which Grandi heads is grappling for resources to meet …

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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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