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800 Congolese refugees flee into Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 800 Congolese Nationals fleeing fresh tribal clashes in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have crossed into Kikuube district. The clashes broke out on Saturday night between the Lendu and Bagegere displacing thousands of people from the areas of Tara, Muvaramu, Kango, Gbii, …

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Gov’t seeks 50,000 acres of agricultural land for refugees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government is seeking for 50,000 acres of land for agricultural activities for South Sudan Refugees. Adjumani district refugee desk officer Titus Jogo says each refugee household will be given 1 acre of land to cultivate. This he says is to support the food and financial …

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World Bank provides $150m for refugees and host communities

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved a grant of $150 million in additional financing from the International Development Association (IDA) to boost an ongoing project to improve access to basic social services, expand economic opportunities, and enhance environmental management targeting both …

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Uganda secures Sh1.8 trillion grant for refugee response

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Bank has approved $500 million (1.8 trillion Shillings) to support Uganda’s Refugee Programme. The grant will support Refugees and Refugee host communities through development projects that will support services such as Education and Healthcare. The World Bank Vice-President for Africa, Hafez Ghanem …

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South Sudan refugees storm Kitgum

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 50 South Sudanese fleeing hunger and purported fresh insecurity in their country crossed to Kitgum district on Sunday evening. They have currently pitched camp at Kitgum Central Police Station. Kitgum District Police Commander, Moses Bwire, says the refugees mainly children, women and …

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ADJUMANI: Conflict on natural resources takes toll among refugees

  Adjumani, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is a reported conflict brewing up between South Sudanese refugees and host communities in Adjumani district over the scarcity of wood fuel. According to Francis Abi Kirile, the chairperson Refugee welfare committee in Boroli settlement camp, they have had disagreements and disputes …

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Banking on Refugees

Contrary to popular belief, refugees are on par with non-refugees when it comes to loan repayment Project Syndicate, 2019 | JACQUELINE MUSIITWA | Every minute, on average, 31 people are displaced around the world – forced to leave their jobs, homes, and even their families. These refugees often arrive, after …

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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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