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Influx of street children frustrates Moroto vendors

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The increasing number of street children in Moroto town is posing a security threat to the business community with some complaining about theft and harassment. The children numbering close to 200 are concentrated in labourline in south division and around Lopeduru market. The minors aged between …

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MPs want KCCA audited over Shs3 billion for street children

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators have called for an audit into Kampala Capital City Authority’s (KCCA) expenditure of the Shs3 billion allocated for rehabilitation, removal, tracing and resettlement of Karimojong children on the streets of Kampala. While meeting KCCA officials, led by the Executive Director Dorothy Kisaka, the Committee on …

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Karamojong elders seek solutions to street children

Napak, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Karamojong elders have asked local leaders in the region to find homegrown solutions to stop their children from flocking the streets of Kampala and other towns. The elders say the influx of children mainly from Napak district to the streets can be traced to historical …

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Children organizations call for more funding

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Organizations involved in rescuing children engaged in risky behavior like those living on the streets, sex trade and child labour want the government to increase funding to children programs. Faith Kembabazi, the Director for Children at Risk Action Network, an umbrella for organizations dealing with …

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Security guard shoots street Kid dead in Mbale

Mbale, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   Street children have rampaged in Mbale city protesting the killing of one of their own by a private security guard. The street children rose up in arms on Tuesday morning accusing a guard from Security 2000 for killing their colleague on Monday night.     …

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Gender Ministry yet to receive UGX 2.4 Bn for street children

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Officials from the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social development have said that they are yet to receive the 2.4 billion Shillings allocated by Parliament to relocate street children in Kampala. The funds were requested in May 2020 through a supplementary budget. In her statement …

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Uncertainty as CRO throws out street children in Mbale

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is uncertainty over the future of dozens of street children in Mbale district following their eviction from the Child Restoration Outreach-CRO youth center. CRO is a Non-Governmental Organization which caters for the welfare of street children and operates branches in Jinja, Lira and …

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Reformed street children changing lives in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Reformed street children have become community change agents in Moroto district extending social support to other vulnerable groups thanks to life skills imparted to them during their rehabilitation at Alakara Home Foundation. Up to 29 girls now in upper primary and secondary school have …

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Gulu district task force resettles street children

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Up to 205 street children in Gulu have been resettled to safeguard them against coronavirus. It is estimated that at 600 street kids are scattered in the district. The children were either orphaned by HIV/AIDS or forced to abandon their homes due to poverty …

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