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Services for refugees in Uganda running out in January

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Essential services like education, healthcare, protection and shelter for refugees and host communities in Uganda will shut down from January 2020 unless funding is urgently increased. The warning was issued by 40 International Non-Governmental Organizations operating in Uganda, ahead of the Global Refugee Forum due …

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Humanitarian aid to Uganda increased by UGX 700 billion in two years

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Oxfam assessment on humanitarian funding flows to local and national actors in Uganda has revealed a 700 billion shillings increase in the last two years. The assessment released by Oxfam’s humanitarian policy advisor, Anita Kattakuzhy, in Kampala on Tuesday shows that United Nations and …

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Birao’s militia powderkeg in north Central African Republic

Birao, Central African Republic | AFP | A heavy silence hangs in the dusty alleys of Birao, in the extreme northeast of Central African Republic, where figures only rarely wander between the empty houses and reed hedges. Since September, Birao has been hit hard by fighting between armed groups despite a …

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Birao’s militia powderkeg in north Central African Republic

Birao, Central African Republic | AFP |  A heavy silence hangs in the dusty alleys of Birao, in the extreme northeast of Central African Republic, where figures only rarely wander between the empty houses and reed hedges. Since September, Birao has been hit hard by fighting between armed groups despite a …

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Women MPs push for implementation of laws, resolutions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT The 3rd Deputy Chairperson of the Women Caucus at the Pan African Parliament, Anifa Kawooya, has called for the follow up and implementation of the numerous laws and resolutions passed by national assemblies and conferences that are geared towards the respect of women’s rights. Kawooya, who …

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UCC suspends sim card registration for refugees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) yesterday evening suspended all SIM card registration for refugees. According to a press statement by the commission UCC has suspended sim card registration with the use of Refugee cards and Attestation letters from the Office of the Prime Minister …

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More refugees to enter Uganda- Ecweru

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More refugees are expected to enter Uganda following fresh tribal clashes between the lendu and the Bagegere in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Musa Ecweru, the Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and refugees said they have received information from their counterparts in DRC that …

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