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Over 100,000 undocumented refugees living in Kampala: Lord Mayor

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There are up to 100,000 undocumented refugees in Kampala city, the Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has revealed. He was launching a report by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), on rural-urban migration. According to Lukwago, Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA discovered the huge number of undocumented refugees while …

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Now Uganda prepares for natural disasters

The National Disaster and Risk Management Plan is set to be ready in December but the inadequate funding and human resource personnel could hamper its effective implementation Kampala, Uganda | Isaac Khisa | Uganda will soon have a national disaster and risk management plan to handle disasters but the challenges related to …

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Palabek refugee settlement hits 60,000 population capacity

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Palabek refugee settlement in Lamwo district has hit its standard capacity of hosting 60,000 refugees. The settlement initially opened in 2017 sits on a 50 square mile piece of land donated by host communities in Palabek Ogilli, and parts of Palabek Gem sub-counties. Although it …

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Putin blames West for migrant crisis on Belarus-EU border

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua | It is the Western countries themselves who caused current migrant crisis on the borders between Belarus and the European Union (EU), Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday. The Western countries fought many years in Iraq and Afghanistan, and economically, high social benefits are attracting migrants …

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Congolese refugees head home as calm returns in Rutshuru

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Some of the refugees who fled fighting in North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC on Monday are slowly returning back home. Heavy fighting erupted between an unknown rebel force and the government forces on Sunday night in the villages of Chanzu and Runyoni in …

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1,000 Congolese refugees transferred to Kyangwali refugee settlement

Kikuube, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has transferred more than 1,000 Congolese refugees to Kyangwali refugee settlement camp. The refugees had been settled at Bubukwanga transit centre in Bundibugyo district. In the last two months, more than 10,000 Congolese nationals entered the country through Ntoroko and Bundibugyo district following violence …

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Nabbanja wants more land for IDP resettlement in Kayunga

Kayunga, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja has instructed Kayunga district local government to work closely with her office to conduct valuation of the land housing the internally displaced persons-IDP resettlement camp so as to purchase it. Nabbanja made the instructions after touring Galiraya sub county were over …

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Uganda and Afghan refugees

Uganda’s temporary accommodation of 2,000 Afghanistan refugees underscores the reputation Uganda has of being progressive, says Dr Evan Easton-Calabria, from the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford When did Uganda start hosting refugees? Uganda has a long history of hosting refugees. This started in the early 1940s with Polish refugees …

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