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Tororo district authorities gazette refugee centers ahead of Kenyan polls

Tororo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tororo district authorities have earmarked Oriyoi primary school in Morukatipe sub-county, and St. Jude primary school in Malaba town council as reception centers for refugees from Kenya in case tomorrow’s polls turn violent. According to Tororo district authorities, the chaotic 2007 Kenyan elections taught them a …

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Uganda to repatriate 360 Burundian refugees

Isingiro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government with support from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees-UNHCR will today repatriate 366 Burundian refugees. The refugees are part of some 450 at Nakivale refugee settlement in Isingiro district who registered for voluntary repatriation back to their homes. Mark Mutawe, the Settlement Commandant …

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Inadequate transport hampers relocation of refugees to settlement camp

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Inadequate transportation means is hampering the relocation of Congolese refugees from the Nyakabande transit centre in Kisoro district to gazetted refugee camps. Thousands of refugees are camped at the Nyakabande transit centre since March this year following the fighting between the March 23 Movement (M23) …

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Refugees demand for more assistance amid soaring commodity prices

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Refugees in Palabek settlement camp in Lamwo district are demanding for an increase in the monthly cash transfers amid rising commodity prices. The World Food Program-WFP, has for years been giving refugees in-kind food assistance in terms of food rations to boost their nutrition. However, …

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M23 rebels allow refugees to cross to Rutshuru for basic needs

Bunagana, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The M23 rebels have allowed DRC refugees who are camping in Bunagana town council to cross back to Rutshuru and pick up basic needs. The rebels conquered Bunagana border in Rutshuru territory, North Kivu province on Monday after overpowering DRC government security forces in the area. …

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DR Congo war

  DR Congo war: Why it tops world’s most neglected crises ANALYSIS | RONALD MUSOKE | The Democratic Republic of Congo tops the list of the world’s most neglected displacement crises according to the latest report by humanitarian non-profit organisation— the Norwegian Refugee Council. “The Democratic Republic of Congo has …

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USAID rolls out project to tackle corruption in refugee response

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has rolled out a five-year project that among others seeks to tackle corruption in refugee response. In West Nile, the project will be implemented in the refugee hosting districts such as Madi Okollo, Koboko, Obongi, Terego, and Adjumani …

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