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21 Sep 2017 description

Since gaining independence in 1962, Uganda has provided asylum to people fleeing war and persecution in neighboring countries, especially South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Rwanda and Burundi. Uganda's progressive refugee policy grant refugees freedom of movement, the right to seek employment and establish businesses, and to access public services such as education, health care and justice. In refugee-hosting districts, services are integrated with government service delivery systems, whenever feasible.

12 Sep 2017 description

12 September 2017

Recent attacks on Zemio, in southeast Central African Republic, have closed down the hospital and forced the city’s population, including MSF staff members, to flee. MSF medical coordinator Wil van Roekel describes the ramifications of the violence, including on some 1,600 HIV patients who need daily medication to survive.

What is the situation in Zemio now?

12 Sep 2017 description

In August, the number of South Sudanese seeking refuge in neighboring countries reached the 2 million mark, the highest number of refugees since South Sudan gained independence in 2011. Of those, 1 million are in Uganda. In August, thousands fled fighting in Yei, Kajo-keji, Kapoeta North, Mundri West, Morobo and Maridi counties. More people also fled to Ethiopia and Sudan following clashes in Aburoc and Pagak in Upper Nile during the month.

11 Sep 2017 description
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Kananga, le 11 septembre 2017 (caritasdev.cd) : En visite au Kasaï-Central, le président de la Conférence Episcopale nationale du Congo (CENCO), Mgr Utembi, et le Nonce Apostolique, Mgr Montemayor, ont rencontré vendredi 8 septembre à Kananga des représentants des agences humanitaires qui travaillent dans cette région. A cette occasion, Mgr Utembi a notamment plaidé pour des interventions urgentes en faveur des enfants et de personnes âgées affectées par les violences qui ont secoué la région du Kasaï.

05 Sep 2017 description
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In Lóvua, there are currently 1,495 refugees living in the settlement, the next relocation is scheduled for 31 August from Cacanda reception centre.

A Child Friendly Space has been established in Lóvua with 264 children out of 754 attending in the first week of operation.

Malaria cases have decreased, however due to the start of the rainy season this trend is expected to invert.

KEY FIGURES

75%
Of Congolese refugees in Angola are women and children