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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.
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.
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.......................
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.......
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
YUMBE. Local leaders have raised concern over the inadequate number of secondary schools in Bidi bidi refugee camp in Yumbe district.
KOBOKO. The Italian Development Corporation Agency (ACAV) has harnessed expertise from the Aga-Khan Foundation to retrain 26 teachers and teaching assistants.
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).
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.
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.....
MOYO. Moyo district local government officials have commissioned the Shs900 million projects under Refugees and Host Population Empowerment program (ReHoPe) financed by UNHCR.
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....
YUMBE. The Bidibidi settlement in Yumbe district is crammed with over 230,000 refugees from restive South Sudan according to the latest continuous verification by the office of the Prime Minister
ARUA. The sh21b European Union funded humanitarian assistance programme run by Oxfam and partners to South Sudan refugees in the West Nile region has come to an end.
ARUA. Ms Felicia Ray (not real names) is 18-year old South Sudanese refugee in Ofua III cluster in Rhino Camp Settlement who attempted to kill herself in January this year.
MOYO. The first deputy Prime Minister, Gen. Moses Ali has urged refugee implementing partners in West Nile region to consider conserving the environment as part of their programs in refugee hosting districts
YUMBE. The differences in costs of projects implemented at the sub county and the district level in Yumbe district has generated mixed reactions.
ADJUMANI. The Adjumani district chairman Mr James Leku has directed implementing partners to review their methods of work so that the money they spend on projects will have an everlasting impact on the lives of the beneficiaries.
ADJUMANI/MOYO. As the World marked the international refugee day on 20th of June, refugees in Adjumani and Moyo district used the day to appeal for their improved welfare in the settlements.
ARUA. Mr Solomon Osakan, the refugee desk officer at the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) in Arua has urged South Sudan refugees in Imvepi and Rhino Camp settlements to desist from domestic violence.
MOYO. South Sudan refugees in Palorinya settlement camp in Itula Sub County, Moyo district have expressed willingness to return home.
MOYO. Hundreds of South Sudan refugees living in different settlement camps in Moyo district have expressed willingness to return to their Country if the ongoing conflict comes to a peaceful conclusion.
MOYO. Police in Moyo district has launched investigations into the killing of a South Sudanese refugee in Palorinya settlement, Itula Sub County, Obongi County.
YUMBE. Some of the projects implemented under the refugee and host population for empowerment (ReHoPE) in Yumbe district have reportedly stalled due to lack of funds.
KOBOKO. Congolese refugees living in Lobule Refugee settlement of Koboko district are calling upon UNHCR and implementing partners to give attention to issues of their welfare.