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Musinguzi, Lakidi to head NITA-U and Refugee Appeals boards

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cabinet has approved the appointment of the Refugee Appeals board and that of the National Information Technology Authority (NITA-U). The new five-member Refugee Appeals board comprises of Gordon Lakidi Oloya as Chairperson and members Charles Wadenya, Gordon Mwesigye, Hajj Kisambira Muhammad Tezikuba and Animu Angupale. …

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UNHCR welcomes UCC decision on SIM cards for refugees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The UNHCR Representative in Uganda Joel Boutroue has welcomed the directive by the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), which will greatly improve access to SIM cards for refugees in Uganda. On August 13, 2019, the Uganda Communications Commission issued a directive to the Mobile Network …

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Kadaga slams International community over refugees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has criticized the international community for failing to fulfill financial pledges made during the Kampala Solidarity Summit on Refugees, two years ago, in support of refugees in Uganda. The pledges recorded during the summit included USD100, 000 from Equatorial …

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Kamwenge gets multi-million facilities for hosting refugees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kamwenge district has received brand new facilities worth Shillings 4.5 billion for hosting 69,000 refugees. They include classrooms, toilets, and tanks for rain water harvesting at Damasiko, Mukole and Kamusenene Primary Schools in Kibaale East County. The facilities were built under the Development Response …

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More refugees opting for cash assistance-WFP

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Food Programme – WFP has said it is recording more refugees in Uganda opting for cash assistance instead of food. WFP currently transfers 31,000 shillings each month to each refugee to help them meet basic needs. As of June 2019, WFP Uganda …

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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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