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13 Nov 2018 description

Nakivale, one of the oldest refugee settlements in Uganda, was opened in 1958 and officially established as a settlement in 1960. The settlement hosts more than 100,000 refugees from Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, and South Sudan. During the Burundian crisis in 2015, the population of the settlement greatly increased and has since remained this high. Markets are bustling and food is available for purchase, but many refugees struggle to afford basic items.

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13 Nov 2018 description

Kiryandongo refugee settlement, originally established in 1990, was re-opened in 2014 during the South Sudanese emergency and now hosts almost 60,000 refugees. The majority of refugees are from South Sudan, with a small number from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, and Sudan. Although now closed to new arrivals, partners continue to facilitate settlement of relocated protection cases.

Gaps & Challenges

01 Mar 2018 description

Kiryandongo refugee settlement, originally established in 1990, was re-opened in 2014 during the South Sudanese emergency and now hosts almost 60,000 refugees. The majority of refugees are from South Sudan, with a small number from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, and Sudan. Although now closed to new arrivals, partners continue to facilitate family reunifications and resettlement for protection cases.

Gaps & Challenges

01 Mar 2018 description

Nakivale, one of the oldest refugee settlements in Uganda, was opened in 1958 and officially established as a settlement in 1960. The settlement hosts more than 100,000 refugees from Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, and South Sudan. During the Burundian crisis in 2015, the population of the settlement greatly increased. Markets are bustling and food is available for purchase, but many refugees struggle to afford basic items and face serious protection issues when utilizing the land near the host community.

27 Nov 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.

23 Oct 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.

09 Jun 2005 description

President Yoweri Museveni has said the planned increased aid for Africa that is being championed by British Premier Mr. Tony Blair, should be geared at improving the competitiveness of the economies of the continent.

The President made the observation while meeting 2 British Members of Parliament, Mr. Andrew Mitchell of the Conservative Party and shadow Secretary of State for International Development and Lord Ashcroff, a member of the House of Lords.

The meeting took place last evening in the President's Parliamentary Buildings Office in Kampala.

Mr.

04 Feb 2004 description

By Richard Komakech - The NewVision

The Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) is to redeploy inside southern Sudan to pursue Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army rebels.

Army Commander Maj. Gen.

28 Jan 2003 description

The Government of Uganda sends out this six months (January-June,2003) flash appeal for support to the innocent and vulnerable citizens in northern Uganda. Over 800,000 Ugandans in northern Uganda, have been displaced by the Lord's Resistance Army rebels in northern Uganda especially in the districts of Gulu, Kitgum, Lira, Pader and Apac and are living in protected camps for IDPs.

08 Dec 1999 description

In order to enhance relations between our two countries and to promote peace in the regions, we make the following commitments: