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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.
ZOMBO. The Alur kingdom and Zombo district leadership have snubbed plans by the Office of the Prime Minister and the UNHCR to relocate the DRC refugees from Zombo district to an already existing settlement camp.
ARUA. Development partners implementing different projects in the refugee settlements have been tasked to focus their work towards improving refugee livelihoods resulting in self-......
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.
ADJUMANI. Individuals and small-scale business enterprise proprietors who may not afford access to the courts of justice due to high costs in Adjumani district will now be relieved as the court of judicature has launched the small claims procedure in the district.
ADJUMANI. The state minister for primary health care Dr Joyce Moriku Kaduchu has urged the local community in Adjumani district to embrace the upcoming mass immunization campaign agains....
The circumstance of the refugees fleeing the ethnic clashes between the Lendu and Hema groups from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is complicated.
ARUA CITY. When a few entertainers (read musicians, poets, actors etc.) perceived the idea of forming platform 503, little did they know the impact they would have a decade later on the local population of the West Nile region.
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..
YUMBE. Local leaders have raised concern over the inadequate number of secondary schools in Bidi bidi refugee camp in Yumbe district.
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.
MADI-OKOLLO. Kojokeji health training institute, Arua, in partnership with International Rescue Committee (IRC) through UNHCR has donated a static Ultra Sound Machine and some health care items to Ocea health center II in Rhino Camp refugee settlement, Madi-Okollo 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.
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. United Nations High commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has donated an ambulance to Moyo district to improve health sector performance.
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 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.
ADJUMANI. The office of the Prime Minister (OPM) together with UNHCR are set to distribute a total of 57, 000 face masks for refugees in Adjumani district.
ARUA. Akui Manyok, 14, is a South Sudanese displaced by war from Bor, the main town in Jonglei state.
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.
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.
OBONGI. The rising water levels of River Nile in Obongi district has forced authorities to suspend ferry operations between the district and Adjumani as the landing site has been submerged by flood waters.
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. Police in Moyo district has launched investigations into the killing of a South Sudanese refugee in Palorinya settlement, Itula Sub County, Obongi County.
KOBOKO. Located about 15 kilometers East of Koboko Town in Lobule Sub County, Koboko district, Lobule refugee camp is one of the settlement camps hosting Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) refugees in Uganda.
MARACHA. The residents of Maracha district who attended the community dialogue organized by Uganda human rights commission (UHRC) that ended on Friday in Kijomoro sub-county...
MOYO. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has suspended funding to districts that are hosting refugees in Uganda under Refugee and Host Population empowerment program (ReHoPe).
ADJUMANI. United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) country representative to Uganda promises his agency will award more contracts to local companies.
MOYO. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has halted the construction of its regional offices in Metu Sub County, Moyo district.
ZOMBO. The UNHCR country representative has extolled Ugandan government for taking a radical decision guided by the humanitarian principles to open its borders for the thousands of Democratic Republic of Congo’s nationals seeking sanctuary in Uganda.
TEREGO/ARUA.The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for refugees based in Arua has given recommendations to the ministry of lands, housing and urban development regarding the border impulse between Uriama in Terego and Rigbo in Madi Okollo districts.
ADJUMANI. The various refugee settlements in the West Nile region are set to be connected to the national grid for steady and reliable power, officials have said.
YUMBE. Yumbe district has registered 8 new coronavirus disease positive cases, bringing the number of COVID-19 cases in the district to 14.
YUMBE. It took some time for the residents in Yumbe district to realise the importance of hosting refugees but little did they know that it can contribute to the development of an area.
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.