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Uganda refugee crisis fundraising raises $358 million

Kampala, Uganda | Michael O’HAGAN | AFP |  The international community pledged $358 million at a fundraising summit Friday to help Uganda tackle the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis, falling well short of expectations. Organisers had hoped the meeting in the central city of Entebbe would raise at least $2 billion …

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REFUGEES: Museveni blasts ICGLR, UN on situation in Congo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has blamed the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) and the United Nations (UN) for not helping stop the declining situation in Congo.  Congo is a leading source of refugees in Africa. He called on support for regional efforts to …

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LIVE: Solidarity Summit on Refugees hosted by Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & AFP|  Uganda on Friday co-hosted a summit with UN to raise $2 billion to cover estimated cost of managing a refugee influx from South Sudan. The summit got a boost on Thursday when the EU pledged 85 million euros ($95 million) to Uganda but UN chief …

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EU pledges $95m to Uganda for South Sudan refugees

Arua, Uganda | Michael O’Hagan | AFP |  The EU pledged 85 million euros ($95 million) to Uganda on Thursday as UN chief Antonio Guterres urged donors to give 20 times that amount to help the country deal with nearly one million refugees from South Sudan. Guterres visited a refugee …

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S.Sudan famine eases, but more going hungry: UN

Juba, South Sudan | AFP | A famine that was declared in parts of South Sudan four months ago is over, UN aid agencies said Wednesday, but extreme hunger has increased to its highest levels ever across the war-torn country. “The accepted technical definition of famine no longer applies in …

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UN chief Guterres to lobby US Congress to save funding

United Nations, United States | AFP |  Drastic cuts in US funding to the United Nations would create an insoluble problem for the world body, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday as he announced plans to lobby US lawmakers to reject the cutbacks. Guterres will travel to Washington next week …

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UN says Burundi still torturing and killing opponents

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Burundi security forces and government-allied militia are continuing to torture and kill opponents, UN investigators said Thursday, allegations denied by the government. The investigators from the UN’s Commission of Inquiry on Burundi have been denied entry to the country said there was a “feeling of …

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UN: Withdrawal of UPDF has left a vacuum in Central Africa

UN envoy fears ‘security vacuum’ in central Africa after Uganda withdraws United Nations, United States | AFP |  The United Nations said Tuesday it feared a “security vacuum” in central Africa after the withdrawal of Ugandan, South Sudanese and US troops formerly tracking Lord’s Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony. One …

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US urges UN to investigate DRC murders

United Nations, United States | AFP |  The United States on Monday urged the United Nations to establish a special investigation into the murder of two UN experts who had been gathering evidence of mass graves in the Democratic Republic of Congo. US Ambassador Nikki Haley, in Geneva for meetings …

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