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21 Nov 2013 description

On 29 July 2013 President Kikwete gave a two-week ultimatum to thousands of undocumented migrants in Kagera region to return to their countries of origin or regularize their stay so as to restore security in the region. Kagera Region, with a population of 2.4 million people, is estimated to have over 50,000 undocumented immigrants. This operation was implemented in two phases: (i) voluntary return and (ii) forceful expulsion.

13 Jul 2012 description

13 July 2012: The United Nations System in Uganda today announced that it has secured 7 million US dollars from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to facilitate a humanitarian response to the influx of over 30,000 refugees fleeing fighting in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

13 Jun 2008 description

Every child has the right to be seen and heard - loudly and clearly - in decisions that affect their and their families' wellbeing.

Kampala, 16 June 2008 - Today, on the occasion of the Day of the African Child, the United Nations in Uganda encourages the Government and people of Uganda to promote child participation as a means of shaping a protective environment for the children of today and tomorrow.

The 2008 theme for the Day of the African Child, Child Participation, is particularly apt here in Uganda where - for the first time in a generation - children born in the north are …

25 Apr 2008 description

The United Nations in Uganda calls on government and other partners to scale up the fight against malaria using known and effective interventions like case management , vector control, surveillance monitoring and evaluation.

The first World Malaria Day is commemorated globally today 25 April 2008 under the theme: 'Malaria - a disease without borders'. In Africa, the slogan: ''United to Combat Malaria' has been added to underscores the urgent need to scale up malaria control interventions.