The West Nile Region comprises of 9 unique districts with a diversity in history, people, and culture. Click the links to learn more about the individual districts.
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MOYO.A total of 20 South Sudan Refugees have been remanded to Celili Government Prison in Moyo district over various offenses.
YUMBE. A South Sudanese woman who went missing for a week from her home in Ombechi village, Bidibidi zone V settlement, in Ariwa sub county was found dead in the bush over the...........
KOBOKO. ACAV in collaboration with Koboko municipal council with funding from the European Union have donated Covid-19 assorted medical supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) worth Shs100million to Koboko general hospital Covid-19 treatment unit (CTU) and security agencies in the district.
TEREGO. The refugees and host communities in Rhino Camp refugee settlement have been empowered by ACAV to produce more food so as to supplement the already reduced food ration provided by the World Food Program.
ADJUMANI.The older persons in Maaji refugee settlement in Adjumani district have appealed to aid agencies and the office of the Prime Minister (OPM) to address their deteriorating conditions of living.
ADJUMANI. Adjumani district is among the nine districts selected to benefit from Ugandan shillings 150 billion Northern Uganda Resilience Initiative (NURI) funds.
ARUA. The Arua refugee desk officer at the office of the Prime Minister (OPM) has urged Ugandans to “sacrifice” for the cause of improving livelihoods for refugees.
ARUA. Development partners implementing different projects in the refugee settlements have been tasked to focus their work towards improving refugee livelihoods resulting in self-......
ADJUMANI. CARE International has received funds from the United Nations population fund (UNFPA) with the support of the ministry of foreign affairs of Denmark to a tune of 3.7 billion Uganda shillings.
ARUA. Plan Internal Uganda with support from School in a bag, a nongovernmental organization based in the United Kingdom has started distributing free scholastic materials to lower.......................
ARUA. 24 year old Innocent Arindua, a third year student of clinical medicine beams with a smile as he narrates his intention to reap a fortune out of bee keeping despite it not being his major profession.
Looming humanitarian crisis in the West Nile district of Zombo following influx of Congolese refugees into Uganda.
YUMBE. Several pleas have been made to refugees living in Bidibidi settlement in Yumbe district about the need to plant trees to conserve the environment.
ARUA. A cross section of stake holders have agreed to coordinate efforts to restore the environment in the refugee hosting districts of West Nile.
ARUA. Arua district chairman Mr Sam Wadri Nyakua has cautioned the United Nations agencies and all partners dealing in humanitarian work for the refugees against what he termed as.........
ARUA. The local leaders of Uriama sub-county in Arua district are optimistic about the improvement of household income and environmental protection as preparations to implement a.......
The circumstance of the refugees fleeing the ethnic clashes between the Lendu and Hema groups from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is complicated.
ADJUMANI. The first deputy Prime Minister of Uganda, Gen. Moses Ali has accused the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) implementing agencies operating in Adjumani..
KOBOKO. The government of Uganda is intending to borrow an extra 150 million US dollars (Ushs 556,484,655,991) from the World Bank to support refugee hosting areas in the country. This is in addition to the 50million dollars (shs185,446,738,680) borrowed earlier.
YUMBE. The government of Uganda has expressed grave concerns over the state of degradation of the environment in refugee settlements across the country, calling for more concerted efforts
ZOMBO. The government of Uganda has agreed to partially open its borders to strictly allow in the over 10, 000 Congolese stuck at Lendu forest along the Uganda-Democratic Republic.....
YUMBE. The refugees in Bidibidi settlement have urged the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) to consider allocating for them land for agriculture.
ARUA. Mr Darlington Asizua, the headteacher of Odobu primary school in Rhino camp refugee settlement in Arua district beams with a broad smile as he speaks to reporters.
YUMBE. Mr Jimmy Kenyi, 32, a South Sudanese refugee living in Bidibidi settlement in Yumbe district has learnt to cope with the challenging environment in his new home in exile.
YUMBE. Local leaders have raised concern over the inadequate number of secondary schools in Bidi bidi refugee camp in Yumbe district.
ADJUMANI. The Swelling population of refugees in Adjumani refugee settlements is greatly threatening the resource envelope and affecting the quality of service delivery to both the host communities and the refugee population.
YUMBE. The office of the Prime Minister (OPM) has announced that the space that was created for asylum seekers due to a recent conflict in South Sudan has been closed.
KOBOKO. The Italian Development Corporation Agency (ACAV) has harnessed expertise from the Aga-Khan Foundation to retrain 26 teachers and teaching assistants.
ARUA. In an effort to sensitize and promote justice among refugee and host communities, the judiciary is holding mobile and open court sessions in settlements.
ARUA. There is excitement among vulnerable group of refugees in Rhino Camp settlement in Arua and Madi Okollo districts after receiving food relief from Pentecostal Assemblies of God (PAG), a Church organization working in the camp.
ARUA. Internal affairs state minister Mr Mario Obiga Kania has warned that no land offered by the local communities to settle refugees must be gazetted by the government.
YUMBE. At least 500 learners trained by Danish Refugee Council (DRC), have graduated in Functional Literacy and Numeracy (FLN).
ARUA. A section of people claiming to be landlords of the area hosting refugees in Madi Okollo district have protested against conditions which they said have betrayed their trust in individuals and organisations managing refugee affairs.
YUMBE. Mr Justus Onen, 39, is a South Sudanese refugee living in Bidibidi refugee settlement in Yumbe district.
ADJUMANI. Refugees at Alere settlement in Adjumani district are living in fear of possible cholera outbreak due to low latrine coverage in the camp.
ARUA. Leaders of Lugbara chiefdom (Lugbara-Kari) have blamed the recent clash between refugees and host communities in Rhigbo Sub County, Madi Okollo district on negligence of the Office of Prime Minister (OPM).
YUMBE. The development partners operating under water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) department in Bidibidi refugee settlement in Yumbe district have been commended for the improved.....
ZOMBO. The minster for relief, disaster preparedness and refugees Mr Hillary Onek has directed for the immediate relocation of the refugees being hosted at Zombo district farm institute to Imvepi refugee settlement camp in Terego district.
MOYO. Moyo district local government officials have commissioned the Shs900 million projects under Refugees and Host Population Empowerment program (ReHoPe) financed by UNHCR.
MOYO. Health workers in Moyo and Obongi districts have registered success during the recently concluded national Measles, Rubella and Polio vaccination campaign for............
MOYO. The Member of Parliament for Obongi County Mr Hassan Kaps Fungaroo has disagreed sharply with Moyo district council over the allocations of refugee emergency programs under United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).
MOYO. The alleged establishment of a new refugee camp in Moyo has divided the top leadership of the district.
ADJUMANI. Some leaders in West Nile region whose areas are not hosting South Sudan refugees have demanded that their districts be included in development projects that are designed to help hosting communities
MOYO. The residents of Obongi County in Moyo district have presented what they termed as ‘their position paper’ on refugee programs in the area to UNHCR country director.
Officials from the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) of Uganda have tasked Zombo district leaders to identify land for settling the ever increasing number of asylum seekers.
ARUA. Akui Manyok, 14, is a South Sudanese displaced by war from Bor, the main town in Jonglei state.
ARUA.The 2019 edition of the great refugee run set for the 16th June is expected to attract more than 2000 participants from both the refugee and host communities, organizers have....
ARUA. A total of 305 vulnerable refugees in Rhino Camp settlement in Madi Okollo and Arua districts have expressed joy after receiving basic needs, livelihood support and agricultural inputs worth Shs120 million.
MADI-OKOLLO. The World Food Program (WFP) has supported a total of 62,000 pregnant and lactating mothers and children under the age of two years through the cash distribution project in different refugee camps in the West Nile region.
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