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15 Nov 2005 description

IOM is providing Cultural Orientation (CO) classes to a first group of 45 Sudanese refugees who will be resettled from camps in Uganda to the United Kingdom as part of the on-going Gateway Protection Programme.

The three-day CO classes, which are conducted in English and Arabic, cover a number of topics including housing, money management, British laws and cultural adaptation and the role of the resettlement agency.

The participants are all Sudanese refugees who have been living in Kwangwali and Arua Refugee Camps in northwestern and northern Uganda for up to five years.

27 Sep 2005 description

Fighting in northern Uganda has displaced just over 41,000 people in one district alone in the past year, according to an IOM-Danish survey just finished.

20 Sep 2005 description

Children affected by HIV/AIDS in camps for internally displaced people (IDP) in northern Uganda are getting inadequate support and are routinely vulnerable to sexual and gender-based violence, according to IOM.

As a result, an IOM pilot programme just begun to help 262 people, will aim to prevent sexually transmitted infections (STI) and HIV/AIDS among children and youth living in IDP camps and to improve and develop support for those affected by the disease.

At least 1.4 million people are living in extremely difficult circumstances in IDP camps in northern Uganda as a result of 19 …

22 Jul 2005 description

Baseline research begun by IOM on human trafficking in East Africa is expected to help governments in the region incorporate counter-trafficking policies into national legislation.

The nine-month research programme will be carried out in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Burundi, countries that are either not signatories to the 2003 UN Trafficking in Persons Protocol, or have not ratified it.

There is little or no accurate data on human trafficking in East Africa.

07 Jun 2005 description

Between 1.5 and 2 million internally displaced Ugandans could be eligible to vote in the 2006 elections.

The results of a two-week field assessment in Uganda by the IOM Political Rights and Enfranchisement System Strengthening (PRESS) Project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), were used to design a comprehensive Action Plan to be released this week.