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Uganda and Afghan refugees

Uganda’s temporary accommodation of 2,000 Afghanistan refugees underscores the reputation Uganda has of being progressive, says Dr Evan Easton-Calabria, from the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford When did Uganda start hosting refugees? Uganda has a long history of hosting refugees. This started in the early 1940s with Polish refugees …

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Afghans in Uganda

  Why Museveni accepted them, and the risks Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | On Aug. 17, Ugandans woke up to the news that the government had agreed to temporarily host about 2,000 Afghan refugees following a request from the U.S government. Until then, many Ugandans had known about the …

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UN refugee agency commends Uganda for hosting Afghan nationals

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Wednesday commended Uganda for allowing to host fleeing Afghan nationals. The UN refugee agency said in a tweet that Uganda chose to open its doors to Afghan nationals in their hour of need. “Uganda has a long-standing …

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Over 42,000 refugees, asylum-seekers in Libya

Tripoli, Libya | Xinhua | The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Friday said there are 42,210 registered refugees and asylum-seekers currently in Libya. So far in 2021, a total of 20,799 refugees and immigrants have been rescued at sea and returned to Libya by the Libyan Coast …

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Germany donates Shs9Bn to support Uganda’s refugee response

Kampala, Uganda | Ronald Musoke | The UN Refugee Agency, the UNHCR, has received €2.2 million (Shs9bn) from the German government to support refugees and the host communities in Uganda. The money will enable the UNHCR provide much needed healthcare, water, hygiene and sanitation facilities as well as education services to refugees …

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Too many obstacles for vaccinating refugees: UNHCR

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | Too many barriers still prevent refugees from being vaccinated against COVID-19, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said Thursday, as only a small portion of the 82.4 million displaced individuals received jabs. “Around the world, we have seen an unwavering commitment to not leave refugees behind …

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Over 10,000 Congolese refugees enter Ntoroko district

Ntoroko, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Over 10,000 refugees fleeing instability in Boga town in the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC have crossed into Ntoroko district mainly via Rwamabale, Kayanja and Haibale. Boga is about 25km from Ntoroko district. Majority of the refugees have pitched camp at Rwamabale primary school while others …

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UNHCR needs $49.7M to deal with refugees, IDPs in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |  XINHUA |  The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Monday said it needs 49.7 million U.S. dollars to meet the needs of refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Ethiopia. A monthly fact sheet published by UNHCR said it needs the funding to meet …

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Police and UNHCR in land dispute in Kanungu

Kanungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security officials in Kanungu district are conducting a fresh survey of police land located in Matanda parish, Kihihi sub-county. The police force owns 84 acres of land given to it in 2013 by the Kanungu sub-county and Kanungu district councils, to establish a Counter-terrorism …

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