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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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Over one percent of humanity displaced: UN

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP |  Nearly 80 million people have been forced to flee their homes due to violence and persecution, marking a near-doubling of global displacement in a decade, the UN said Thursday. By the end of 2019, one out of every 97 people in the world was living uprooted …

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200 South Sudanese intercepted over illegal entry into Uganda

Ajumani, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local authorities in Arinyapi sub-county, Adjumani district have intercepted 200 South Sudanese refugees who illegally entered into Uganda between March and June this year. The refugees were crossing through the porous areas of Unyama from South Sudan’s Nimule town. Richard Amoko, the Arinyapi local …

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West Nile MPs want borders opened for refugees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of Members of Parliament from the West Nile region want the government to allow in refugees from neighbouring countries despite the COVID-19 lockdown. The MPs say that the uncontrolled movement of refugees is likely to have an even greater risk for the …

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South Sudanese refugees continue to sneak in and out of Uganda

Lamwo, Uganda| AFP |  THE INDEPENDENT | South Sudanese refugees have continued to sneak into Uganda, and secretly settling at Palabek Refugee Settlement Camp in Lamwo district, despite a ban on cross border movement during the current countrywide lockdown.  This disclosure was made by the Palabek settlement refugee welfare council (RWC) …

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WFP cuts refugee’s food to Uganda by 30%

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Food Programme has cut the amount of food rations given to refugees in Uganda by 30%. Uganda currently hosts over 1.4 million refugees from South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi among other countries. Titus Jogo, Adjumani refugee desk officer, says …

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Refugees stuck in Koboko after transport ban

Koboko, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Eleven refugees from South Sudan are stranded in Kuluba reception centre in Koboko district after a ban on public and private transport. The refugees were moved from Goboro collection centre after being cleared by the Office of the Prime Minister on March 26, 2020. …

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Equity bank, FSDU to boost refugee’s livelihoods

Looming project will promote financial inclusion and economic prosperity Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Financial institutions are carrying out a study to inform potential investors about the viability of doing business in refugee settlement areas and host communities. Equity Bank, Financial Sector Deepening Africa, Financial Sector Deepening Uganda and …

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Uganda borders closed to new refugees, asylum seekers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government of Uganda has announced today that the country will no longer welcome new refugees and asylum seekers. The move is in response to a presidential directive to close all borders as a measure initially to prevent but now to slow the spread …

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