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South Sudan refugees in West Nile relocated for safety in Lamwo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 600 South Sudan refugees from the Nuer ethnic community in Palorinya refugee settlement in Obongi district have been relocated for safety to Palabek refugee settlement in Lamwo district. This follows clashes that broke out between the minority Nuer tribesmen and Kuku ethnic communities …

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Construction of 1 Billion shilling bridge stalls in Adjumani

Adjumani, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Construction of  the 1 billion shillings Eraji Bridge on Eraji stream, Pakelle sub-county in Adjumani district has stalled for seven years since funding for it was secured, URN has learnt. Upon completion, it is estimated that at least 1,000 people will cross on the bridge …

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Uganda loses 2,000 acres of forest cover to UNHCR project

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Adjumani district will lose over 2000 acres of forest cover in Itirikwa sub county to give way for the establishment of a commercial farm for refugees by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees-UNHCR. Deputy Prime Minister General Moses Ali, the National Forestry Authority …

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UNHCR launches Uganda’s first commercial farm for refugees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has launched Uganda’s first commercial farm for refugees and host communities in Adjumani district. A resident of the same area, Piros Santos Erwaga last June offered 2000 acres of land to UNHCR in Piroa, Aliwala village in …

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What next after Uganda suspends refugee agencies?

Shutting down more than 200 refugee aid agencies is an indication to the world that the country cannot manage continuous inflows of refugees ANALYSIS | CRISTIANO D’ORSI | The Ugandan government recently suspended the operations of 208 refugee aid organisations. The organisations were suspended over non-compliance with Ugandan regulations. Only …

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Over 3,000 DR Congo refugees cross into Uganda: UN

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | Over 3,000 refugees fleeing ethnic clashes in neighboring eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have crossed into Uganda after a three-day temporary reopening of the country’s border entry point. Duniya Aslam Khan, spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Uganda, told …

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