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Over 40 houses torched, dozens injured in ethnic refugee clashes

Obongi, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  More than 40 houses have been torched and dozens of refugees injured in Palorinya settlement camp in Obongi district following ethnic clashes between the Nuer and Kuku community members.    The fight erupted around 7pm on Monday night after a Nuer teenager from Itula Sub …

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Gov’t allocates UGX 500m for training refugees in vocational skills

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has allocated 500 million shillings for training refugees of Palabek settlement camp in vocational skills. Hillary Onek, the Minister for Refugees and Disaster Preparedness on Wednesday said that the funds will be channeled through Don Bosco Vocational Training Centre, a missionary owned …

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Over 3,000 DR Congo refugees cross into Uganda: UN

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | Over 3,000 refugees fleeing ethnic clashes in neighboring eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have crossed into Uganda after a three-day temporary reopening of the country’s border entry point. Duniya Aslam Khan, spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Uganda, told …

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Uganda reopens borders to receive refugees from DR Congo

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | Uganda on Wednesday temporarily opened its borders to receive thousands of people fleeing deadly ethnic clashes in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a spokesperson for the United Nations refugee agency said. Hilary Onek, Uganda’s minister for relief, disaster preparedness and refugees, launched a three-day …

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UNHCR launches free distribution of facemasks to refugees in Adjumani

Adjumani, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees – UNHCR has launched free distribution of facemasks to refugees in Adjumani district. The exercise was launched at the Pagirinya refugee camp in Dzaipi Sub County on Saturday. It targets 180,000 refugees aged between six years and above …

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Dwindling funds threaten Uganda’s refugee response

While addressing the media on Friday ahead of tomorrow’s World Refugees Day, Boutrout said UNHCR will be unable to support refugees in terms of education and health services in the host communities. Boutrout attributed the financial crisis to coronavirus disease that has hampered world economies. Nevertheless, Boutrout urged countries and …

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