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New humanitarian peace and development project unveiled in Kyangwali

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Swedish government has unveiled a 60 billion Shillings humanitarian peace development project for refugees in Kyangwali settlement area and the host communities in Kikuube district. The project dubbed “Mutual Inter-Related Resilience programme”-MIRP is a collaboration between four Organizations; Act of Sweden, the Lutheran World …

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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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