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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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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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