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UNHCR In Financial Crisis 3 1

Speaking to journalists today, the new UNHCR representative to Uganda Joel Boutroue said that out of the required total 450 million US Dollars required this year to carter for refugees, they have only received 40 million US Dollars.
10:04
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10% of DRC Children Arriving in Uganda Were Raped-Report congolese women 1

According to Byamukama, children singled out not being able to go to school, hunger, teenage pregnancy, sexual violence, attacks, abductions, and lack of shelter as their biggest challenges.
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Refugee Biometric Verification Kicks Off At Oruchinga unchr staff corrupt 1

The exercise which kicked off on Thursday comes as part of the stopgaps into alleged corruption in refugees management in Uganda.
11:44
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Uganda to Receive UGX 60Bn for Refugees

Uganda will receive 17 million US dollars, approximately 60.7 billion Uganda shillings, from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund to handle refugees. The United Nations General Secretary Antonio Guterres on Friday announced the release of the 100 million US dollars that will be shared by nine refugee hosting countries. Adonia Ayebare, Ugandas Permanent Representative to the United Nations, says Uganda will take 17 million dollars from this fund.
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Allow Refugees Work In Host Countries, Says OECD Report unhcr 1

Uganda has over the years been voted a top destination for refugees. Studies last year, found that just 1 of the refugees living in rural Ugandan settlements depend entirely on humanitarian assistance and that many operate their own businesses and even employ Ugandans.
17:07
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South Sudan Displacements Surpass 3 million uganda--south sudan

More than 1.87 million of these are displaced internally and over 1.1 million living as refugees in neighboring countries. Majority of them found shelter in Uganda, western Ethiopias Gambella region, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Central African Republic.
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Burundi Crisis Drives 300,000 into Asylum -UNHCR burundi refugees Top story

Most of these have fled from Muyinga, Makamba, Cankuzo, Kirundo and Ruyigi provinces in search of asylum and international protection. The crisis in Burundi was sparked off by the announcement by President Pierre Nkurunziza, of his intention to run for president, for a third time in office.
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Uganda Records 52,000 South Sudan Refugee Arrivals charles yaxley 1 Top story

Most of the new arrivals from Yei say they received letters warning them to evacuate the town in anticipation of conflict between rebels and government forces.
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Open Borders for South Sudan Refugee outflows- UNHCR salva kiir

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees urged countries neighboring South Sudan to keep borders open to people seeking asylum.
10:09
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UNHCR Strained as South Sudan Refugee Outflow Grows south sudan crisis

Uganda has seen a sharp increase in refugee arrivals from South Sudan since January, sometimes as many as 800 individuals per day. In all, 28,000 South Sudanese 86 per cent of them women and children have sought refuge in Uganda
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4000 Flee Homes After Bundibugyo Attacks uganda red cross 2 1

More than 4,000 people have fled their homes following attacks in Bundibugyo and Kasese districts over the weekend in which at least 75 people were killed. The internally displaced persons (IDPs) have sought refuge at Bubukwanga transit centre.
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Global displacements Hit 51 Million-UNHCR antonio guterres 1 Top story

The increase was driven mainly by the war in Syria, which at the end of last year had forced 2.5 million people into becoming refugees and made 6.5 million internally displaced. Major new displacement was also seen in Central African Republic and towards the end of 2013 in South Sudan.
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Nimule Hosts Thousands Rescued from South Sudan Crisis

Okema says currently those received are camped at Elegu, where United Nations High Commission for Refugees` and Office of the Prime Minister are recording their status in order to ascertain their nationalities and help them reunite with their relatives.
11:48
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Kenya Post-election Crisis refugees Still Stuck In Uganda. raila odinga 1

Musa Francis Ecweru, the state Minister for Disaster preparedness says the refugees refused to be repatriated due to the trauma they witnessed during the violence that erupted between supporters of former Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki and Raila Odinga of the Orange Democratic Movement who alleged gross electoral manipulation by the then incumbent Mwai Kibaki.
11:57
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OPM Stuck With Human Waste From Refugee Camp charles bafaki

National Water and Sewerage Corporation—NWSC has stopped the depositing of human waste from the refugee transit camp in Bundibugyo district in its lagoons in Fort Portal town. For the past three weeks, human waste from the transit camp located at the Bubukwanga sub county headquarters has often been emptied at the lagoons Fort Portal, since there is no lagoon in Bundibugyo town.
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Relocation Of Congolese Refugees Starts Tomorrow charles bafaki

The relocation of 20,000 Congolese refugees from Bundibugyo district to Kyangwali Settlement Camp in Hoima district starts tomorrow. Last month, more than 60,000 refugees entered Uganda through Bundibugyo district after rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) attacked the town of Kamango, 15 kilometers from the Uganda-DRC border.
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