Anthony Akol, the Kilak North Member of Parliament in Amuru district where the area is located, told URN on Friday that seven pregnant mothers and their unborn babies have lost their lives since last year due to inaccessibility of health services in the area.
The fourth division army spokesperson, Lt. Kato Ahmad Hassan says that suspects were arrested from Aliwara Village in Itirikwa Sub County Adjumani district as they tried to chase people from their land in Zoka Village in Zoka Parish, Itirikwa Sb County.
Scovin Iceta, who reports for NTV and the Daily Monitor told URN on Friday that police officers in Adjumani roughed him up on Thursday evening after spotting him taking pictures of a pregnant mother carrying boiled maize running away to evade arrest.
Adao Chol, a resident of Ayil II settlement camp in Ajumani says the refugee community in the country have very limited land allocated to them, measuring 25x30 or 30x30 meters which they can't use for large-scale agriculture. She observes that once they are trained on management of kitchen gardens, it will ensure food security.
Details from a joint research released by the Center for Health and Social Economic Improvement, Makerere University, Gulu University and Ministry of Health early this week point the knowledge gap among refugees in relation to responses against COVID-19 at 40 per cent.
Early this month River Tete burst its banks and displaced residents in the two parishes of Arasi and Elegu, Arinyapi sub-county in Adjumani district. The floods destroyed food crops that were ready for harvest, carried away heads of cattle and submerged several grass-thatched houses.
Construction of Eraji Bridge has been on the key development priority lists of Adjumani district local government for the past seventeen years but the authorities had failed to secure funds for the construction works due to budget constraints, until UNHCR did 7 years ago.
Titus Jogo, the Refugee Desk Officer for Adjumani and Lamwo districts explained that the refugees and the host communities will be constituted into groups and provided with approximate chunks of land and crops for growing as well as provision of expertise guidance.
Philip Akuku Kaya, an Education Officer in Adjumani district, says preliminary reports show that some of girls got married after waiting for schools to resume in vain while others got married after conceiving.
Pabbo Sub County Chairperson Christopher Odongkara says that Onen was apprehended from Apaa Junction bordering Amuru and Adjumani districts at around 1:30 a.m on Sunday, and detained at Apaa Army Detach for defying the ongoing night-time curfew.
Uganda currently hosts over 1.4 million refugees from South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi among other countries. Lydia Wamala, the WFP Uganda Office spokesperson, says the reduction is as result of the Corona Virus pandemic, also known as COVID-19.
This follows recent clashes that erupted among the refugees and host communities in Nyumanzi refugee settlement in Dzaipi Sub county leaving four people dead and 12 with injuries. Out of the four killed, two were Ugandans and two South Sudan refugees.
According to Taban, following the discovery of the body, some Madi community members quickly organized themselves with bows, arrows, machetes and launched a revenge attack on the Dinkas.
It took the intervention of police to stop the clashes.