Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police Spokesperson, says the suspects had rented two stores at Kasonga trading center where they had stored the relief items they bought from refugees and some officials overseeing Kyangwali refugee settlement.
In a report launched ahead of a high-level donor summit in Uganda this week, Amnesty International says more than 900,000 refugees have fled the brutal conflict in South Sudan and sought safety in Uganda, but funding shortfalls mean that many of them are not receiving basic services such as food, water and shelter. Uganda says it needs up to eight billion US dollars in the next four years to handle refugees. It hopes to raise part of this money during the Uganda refugees Solidarity Summit co-hosted with the UN in Kampala on June 22 and 23.
At least half of the one hundred victims of the recent landslides in Bulucheke sub county in Bududa district, who were recently relocated to safer areas, have fled back to their villages which are considered highly risky. The victims cite negligence by government as the reason for their return.
Flash floods in Gulu town have left more than 100 people homeless. The Thursday floods, which followed several hours of a heavy downpour, destroyed 28 homes in Holy Rosay sub-ward in Laro division. Many huts were also submerged.
Residents of Apaa village, Labala parish in Amuru district, who were recently evicted by the Uganda Wildlife Authority from an area claimed to be a game reserve, have rejected a consignment of relief items delivered by the Office of the Prime Minister.