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Uganda ready to help all refugees return home

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ugandan government has committed to facilitate a dignified return of refugees to countries that have been declared safe.  State Minister for Disaster Preparedness and Refugees Musa Ecweru says that Uganda cannot just let refugees return home until it’s assured of their safety. The …

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EU gives UGX 12bn to refugees in Kyaka II, Kyangwali settlement

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union-EU has given 12 billion shillings to support refugees. The over twelve-month project was on Thursday launched at the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) country offices in Kampala. Funded through the European Union’s Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations department the project is …

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5,000 South Sudanese flee fresh fighting

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Thousands of South Sudanese refugees have crossed into DRC, while some are heading to Uganda, following fresh fighting between the government and a new rebel group, the National Salvation Front. According to reports from United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, more than 5,000 people …

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South Sudanese refugees return home

South Sudanese refugees return home | Kampala, Uganda | The Independent | On Feb. 06, Joel Boutroue, representative of United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Uganda said that over 20,000 refugees from South Sudan have returned home as efforts to restore peace in the war tone country continues. …

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Former Flying Squad boss Muhangi, Col Ndahura charged

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Herbert Muhangi, the former Commandant of the Police Flying Squad and five other senior police officers have been charged for failure to protect war materials, aiding and abetting kidnaps in Uganda. The six appeared before the Makindye based General Court Martial Chaired by Lt. …

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DR Congo refugees put little faith in coming elections

Kyangwali, Uganda | AFP | They may have fled their homes six months or as much as 20 years ago, but few of them have any faith in the upcoming elections in Democratic Republic of Congo. Until recently, Immaculate Nyakato, 65, lived in Ituri, one of DR Congo’s eastern provinces …

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UN Global Compact: Helping refuges thrive in exile

Global Compact on Refugees: How is this different from the migrants’ pact and how will it help people forced to flee? Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The terms ‘refugee’ and ‘migrant’ have been used interchangeably to describe the millions of people worldwide that are either fleeing conflict or seeking better …

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UN urges more efforts to integrate migrant children in schools

Paris, France | AFP | The United Nations on Tuesday called on countries to step up efforts to integrate the growing numbers of refugee and migrant children worldwide into their education systems. The number of school-age migrant and refugee children has risen 26 percent since 2000 to some 18 million, …

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Uganda’s ghost refugees

Audit reveals need for honest discussion, greater accountable and sufficient funding Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Shining the spotlight on the huge numbers of refugees Uganda hosts peaked in June 2017 with a meeting of world leaders on the shores of Lake Victoria in Kampala that sought to raise …

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Verification finds over 350,000 ghost refugees in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government of Uganda with the support of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has concluded a comprehensive exercise to verify the identities of all refugees and asylum-seekers in the country, using enhanced biometric tools. According to the verification figures released Thursday, the number of refugees …

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