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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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7 Afghan civilians killed amid chaos at Kabul airport

London, UK | XINHUA |  Seven Afghan civilians were killed amid chaos near the Kabul airport as people swarmed the area in hopes of boarding an evacuation flight following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, Britain’s Ministry of Defense said Sunday. The ministry did not elaborate when they were killed or …

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Over 42,000 refugees, asylum-seekers in Libya

Tripoli, Libya | Xinhua | The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Friday said there are 42,210 registered refugees and asylum-seekers currently in Libya. So far in 2021, a total of 20,799 refugees and immigrants have been rescued at sea and returned to Libya by the Libyan Coast …

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Germany donates Shs9Bn to support Uganda’s refugee response

Kampala, Uganda | Ronald Musoke | The UN Refugee Agency, the UNHCR, has received €2.2 million (Shs9bn) from the German government to support refugees and the host communities in Uganda. The money will enable the UNHCR provide much needed healthcare, water, hygiene and sanitation facilities as well as education services to refugees …

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Germany and Sweden hand out UGX 20Bn to Ugandan refugees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has received a combined USD 5.6 million (about Ushs20 billion) from Sweden and Germany, as contribution towards the emergency needs of the refugee community in Uganda. The government of Sweden provided USD 1.2 million (4.3 billion shillings), while USD 4.4 million (Ushs15.7 billion) to …

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Too many obstacles for vaccinating refugees: UNHCR

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | Too many barriers still prevent refugees from being vaccinated against COVID-19, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said Thursday, as only a small portion of the 82.4 million displaced individuals received jabs. “Around the world, we have seen an unwavering commitment to not leave refugees behind …

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