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Niger stampede kills 20 at handout for refugees

Niamey, Niger | AFP |  Fifteen women and five children were trampled to death on Monday in a stampede for food and money for refugees in southeast Niger, a regional governor said. The accident occurred at a youth and culture centre in Diffa, the main town of a region of the …

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Refugees can help themselves out of psychological distress -Study

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Refugees that develop psychological challenges do not necessarily need interventions by an experienced medical worker, a new study has revealed. The randomized trial carried out among 700 South Sudanese refugee women settling at Rhino Camp Refugee Settlement in Northwestern Uganda was meant to establish …

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UN refugee agency probing corruption in Uganda, Kenya

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The UN refugee agency said Thursday it was investigating new allegations of fraud in its resettlement programme in Kenya and Uganda after a report in German magazine Stern alleging graft. “We can confirm that we have received allegations related to resettlement fraud in Uganda and Kenya,” …

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IOM relocates 6,496 refugees from Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The United Nations’ International Organization for Migration has resettled more than 6,400 refugees from Uganda in third countries around the globe.        The organization released data showing that the number of resettled refugees grew from 5,011 to 6,496 between 2017 and 2018. The …

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3,500 South Sudan refugees entered Northern Uganda in two months

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Districts in Northern Uganda bordering volatile South Sudan have continued to register a surge in numbers of refugees crossing from the Africa’s youngest nation. Figures from refugee influx dashboard compiled by UNHCR and Office of the Prime Minister shows some 3,554 South Sudan refugees …

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Migrant children accorded “diplomatic” status St. Peter’s PS Nsambya

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Migrant Children at St. Peter’s Primary School Nsambya are no ordinary refugees fleeing conflict in their countries.  They are regarded as “Diplomats” of foreign countries living in Uganda. The School Deputy Head Teacher, John Lwanga, says they accorded the children diplomatic status to fast-track their …

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Refugees in Uganda stuck in debt, danger and despair- Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | As the other settlement areas have been filled up with refugees, new land is made ready for new arrivals of refugees from DR Congo in Mararatu. Grass and shrubs are burnt and plots made available. Desperate refugees in Uganda are adopting grim survival tactics due …

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Services for refugees in Uganda running out in January

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Essential services like education, healthcare, protection and shelter for refugees and host communities in Uganda will shut down from January 2020 unless funding is urgently increased. The warning was issued by 40 International Non-Governmental Organizations operating in Uganda, ahead of the Global Refugee Forum due …

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Humanitarian aid to Uganda increased by UGX 700 billion in two years

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Oxfam assessment on humanitarian funding flows to local and national actors in Uganda has revealed a 700 billion shillings increase in the last two years. The assessment released by Oxfam’s humanitarian policy advisor, Anita Kattakuzhy, in Kampala on Tuesday shows that United Nations and …

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