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UNHCR warns of gender-based violence risks

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | Worsening socio-economic conditions, new and ongoing conflicts and shortfalls in humanitarian funding are increasing the risk of gender-based violence for forcibly displaced women and girls, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said here on Friday. On the occasion of Nov. 25, the International Day for the Elimination …

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UN grants Nansen Refugee Award to former German Chancellor Merkel

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Tuesday announced that former German Chancellor Angela Merkel will receive the 2022 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award. The selection committee said it was recognizing Merkel’s “leadership, courage and compassion in ensuring the protection of hundreds of thousands of …

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UNHCR seeks land in Lamwo to host refugees

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees-UNHCR is requesting for more land in Lamwo district to host refugees from South Sudan. In 2017, locals in Palabek Gem and Ogili sub counties offered a 50 square-mile chunk of land to host refugees fleeing war in South …

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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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