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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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Uganda reopens borders to receive refugees from DR Congo

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | Uganda on Wednesday temporarily opened its borders to receive thousands of people fleeing deadly ethnic clashes in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a spokesperson for the United Nations refugee agency said. Hilary Onek, Uganda’s minister for relief, disaster preparedness and refugees, launched a three-day …

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UNHCR launches free distribution of facemasks to refugees in Adjumani

Adjumani, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees – UNHCR has launched free distribution of facemasks to refugees in Adjumani district. The exercise was launched at the Pagirinya refugee camp in Dzaipi Sub County on Saturday. It targets 180,000 refugees aged between six years and above …

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NFA stuck with 70,000 tree seedlings

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Forestry Authority- NFA Gulu branch is stuck with seventy thousand trees and fruit seedlings. The seedlings include mahogany, eucalyptus, giant lira, Africana afzelia, pawpaw, guava, oranges and mangoes. They were donated to NFA Gulu branch in October last year by the United …

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Dwindling funds threaten Uganda’s refugee response

While addressing the media on Friday ahead of tomorrow’s World Refugees Day, Boutrout said UNHCR will be unable to support refugees in terms of education and health services in the host communities. Boutrout attributed the financial crisis to coronavirus disease that has hampered world economies. Nevertheless, Boutrout urged countries and …

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Over one percent of humanity displaced: UN

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP |  Nearly 80 million people have been forced to flee their homes due to violence and persecution, marking a near-doubling of global displacement in a decade, the UN said Thursday. By the end of 2019, one out of every 97 people in the world was living uprooted …

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Covid-19: One person discharged from Masaka hospital

Masaka, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Masaka Regional Referral Hospital on Thursday discharged one person, who has recovered from COVID-19.  The recovered person, was the first to be admitted at the treatment centre. He is a Burundian refugee living in Uganda at Nakivale settlement camp in Isingiro district.   He tested positive …

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Refugee women facing greater violence risk during crisis: UNHCR

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Displaced women and girls are facing a heightened risk of gender-based violence during the coronavirus crisis, the UN Refugee Agency said Monday. The UNHCR said they may be forced into “survival sex” or child marriages. Lockdowns imposed to control the spread of COVID-19 have restricted movement and led to the …

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Refugees stuck in Koboko after transport ban

Koboko, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Eleven refugees from South Sudan are stranded in Kuluba reception centre in Koboko district after a ban on public and private transport. The refugees were moved from Goboro collection centre after being cleared by the Office of the Prime Minister on March 26, 2020. …

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