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Uganda to repatriate 360 Burundian refugees

Isingiro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government with support from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees-UNHCR will today repatriate 366 Burundian refugees. The refugees are part of some 450 at Nakivale refugee settlement in Isingiro district who registered for voluntary repatriation back to their homes. Mark Mutawe, the Settlement Commandant …

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Inadequate transport hampers relocation of refugees to settlement camp

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Inadequate transportation means is hampering the relocation of Congolese refugees from the Nyakabande transit centre in Kisoro district to gazetted refugee camps. Thousands of refugees are camped at the Nyakabande transit centre since March this year following the fighting between the March 23 Movement (M23) …

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Uganda exceeds annual refugee ceiling amid influx from DR Congo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has hit its annual refugee admission target at half year, exerting more pressure on the country to urgently look for donations if its globally recognized open door policy is to be sustained. Douglas Asiimwe, the Acting Commissioner for Refugees at the Office of the …

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UN says refugee situation in Uganda dire as world marks refugee day

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As the world commemorates the annual World Refugee Day on Monday, the UN refuge agency warned that the refugee crisis in Uganda is worsening amid increased conflicts in the region and reduced international financing of refugee affairs. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representative …

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DR Congo war

  DR Congo war: Why it tops world’s most neglected crises ANALYSIS | RONALD MUSOKE | The Democratic Republic of Congo tops the list of the world’s most neglected displacement crises according to the latest report by humanitarian non-profit organisation— the Norwegian Refugee Council. “The Democratic Republic of Congo has …

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REFUGEES: Sh170bn funds drive launched by UNHCR

Uganda Emergency Appeal: UNHCR in Shs 170 billion fundraising drive to support latest influx of refugees into the country Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) together with 44 humanitarian organizations are appealing for close to Shs 170bn (US$48 million) to help them respond …

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UNHCR relocates 1,000 Congolese to Nakivale refugee camp

Isingiro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has transferred 1,000 Congolese refugees from the Nyakabande transit site in Kisoro district to Nakivale refugees camp in Isingiro. The refugees fled Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s Rutshuru territory last month after heavy fighting between the March 23 …

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Ugandan expert hails UK-Rwanda refugee deal

London, UK | THE INDEPENDENT | The decision by the government of the United Kingdom to relocate people seeking asylum there to Rwanda is a probable solution to several issues the county is facing, an expert has said. But the announcement by the UK Prime Minister earlier in the week …

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WFP seeks fund to feed refugees across Eastern Africa

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | The World Food Programme (WFP) said Wednesday it requires 226.5 million U.S. dollars to provide full rations for refugees across Eastern Africa for the April to September period. WFP said in a joint statement with the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, that the spiraling costs, surging conflict, …

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World should not forget suffering in Syria: UN

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Tuesday issued a global appeal for the plight of Syrians displaced by the 12-year war in the country not to be forgotten. “11 years since the crisis began, Syria remains the world’s largest displacement crisis. More than 13 million people …

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