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EU pledges continued support to Uganda’s refugee response

Uganda hosts over 1.5 million refugees, the largest refugee population in Africa. About 80% are women and children Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union (EU) has reaffirmed its commitment to continue to provide humanitarian assistance and development support to refugees and host communities in Uganda as part …

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Refugees in West Nile abandon settlements for urban centers

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Refugees in West Nile are abandoning their settlements in search of better social services in the urban centers according to a new report. A case analysis report by the Norwegian Refugee Council indicates that nearly half of the refugees settled in Arua city, came for …

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Bunagana market halts operations over refugee influx

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bunagana market in Bunagana town council, Kisoro district has halted operations over the influx of Congolese refugees fleeing fighting in Rutshuru territory. Fresh fighting between the March 23 Movement (M23) rebels and the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) resumed on …

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Kisoro district registers fresh influx of Congolese refugees

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kisoro district has recorded a fresh influx of refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo, who are fleeing insecurity in the South Kivu province. Kisoro Resident District Commissioner, Hajji Shafique Ssekandi Ssengoba says that the new group of refugees are fleeing South Kivu province due …

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Landlords demand UGX 15 Billion for hosting refugees in Rhino camp

Madi-Okollo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A group of people claiming ownership of land hosting refugees in Madi-Okollo district, are demanding over 15 billion Shillings in compensation from the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM). Under their umbrella, Oluba Community Development Association (OCDA), the group is accusing the Office of the Prime …

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Refugees escape settlement camps to return to DR Congo

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security personnel in Kisoro district are concerned about Congolese refugees escaping from gazetted camps to their country through the Bunagana border. The refugees fled to the Ugandan border district of Kisoro due to fighting between the March M23 Movement (M23) rebels and Armed Forces of …

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Minister lauds integration of refugees into communal farming

Adjumani, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Local Government Minister Raphael Magyezi has lauded the integration of South Sudanese refugees and the host communities in Adjumani for undertaking communal farming to boost food security. Selected refugee groups are currently participating in communal farming with host members in the two sub counties of …

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Urban refugees struggle to access services over language barrier

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Refugees and asylum seekers in Kampala have said that they struggle to access services due to language barrier. Byuja Dieudonne Pacifique, a teacher from the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC says his colleagues seek him help when going to the hospital to help them interpret their health …

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Congolese refugees in Kisoro decline transfer to Nyakabande transit centre

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Congolese refugees in Kisoro district have asked the government to relocate them to transit centers and camps in their country and not to Nyakabande refugee transit centre. More than 20,00 refugees are camping in Bunagana, Rukundo, Mpaka town councils, Muramba, and Nyarubuye sub-counties following fighting between …

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