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On July 7th, 2016 a resurgence of ethnically-fueled conflict erupted in Juba South Sudan, forcing thousands of people to flee for their lives. By July 9th, the first group of these refugees started crossing the border intoUganda. By the end of August, 97,947 new South Sudanese refugees had been recorded in Uganda.
By Mary Stewart
BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI – As World Refugee Day approaches, ADRA is responding to the rapidly deteriorating situation in Burundi amidst the upcoming presidential election and recent coup attempts.
Violence broke in Burundi’s capital, Bujumbura, and in Makamba province, on April 26 and has spread into towns across the country. The uproar began when President Pierre Nkurunziza's announced his bid to stand for a third consecutive term and security forces began cracking down on protests.
Natalia López-Thismón, ADRA International
In response to the fighting that broke out in South Sudan in December, ADRA has been providing emergency aid to internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees who have fled into neighboring countries.
Since December 15, an estimated 716,000 people are internally displaced. Another 156,800 have run to bordering countries to escape the tribal and political tensions that have caused thousands of deaths.
Joint inter-agency assessment mission (EiE) 20 to 24 January 2014
Including; Arua, Adjumani, Koboko and Kiryandongo.
The assessment team;
The Ministry MoES, UNICEF, WTU, ADRA, FENU, JRS, and UNHCR, . At the field; District Local Government Officials and the Office of the Prime Minister Representatives as well as
African Development Corps (ADC) in Kiryandongo, Save the Children International (SCI) and World Vision (WV) in Adjumani.
Ten thousand are reported dead and more than half a million people displaced as a result of ongoing violence in South Sudan, with leading aid groups calling for assistance to meet the growing humanitarian needs of those displaced into neighbouring countries.
“Reports indicate that up to 70% of those fleeing their homes are women and children,” says Beryl Hartmann, Humanitarian Program Officer at the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Australia. It is vital we protect and support those made most vulnerable in situations like this.”
ADRA is a global humanitarian organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church that demonstrates God’s love and compassion. Today, the organization is responding to the DRC refugee influx in Uganda at the transit center in Bundibugyo. The refugees are fleeing from the fighting between the Congolese government army and the rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces. As of July 14th, the population registered by URCS in Bubandi Sub County was 66,139. So far the transit center has received more than 17,000 refugees.
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Australia has joined with ADRA Uganda and other ADRA offices around the world to assist close to 30,000 refugees escaping ongoing civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Continued violent attacks between Congolese government forces and armed militia since presidential elections in November 2011 have uprooted thousands of families. As a result, more than 33,000 refugees have fled into neighbouring Uganda, stretching already inadequate national resources to breaking point.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
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Silver Spring, Maryland - The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) office in Uganda has completed the Ntandi Pygmy Primary School rehabilitation and construction project in Bundibugyo district, western Uganda. The project improved the learning environment of Batwa Pygmies and other children through rehabilitation and completion of a five-classroom block.
Local leaders and the Batwa Pygmies were actively involved in project activities. They provided labor, mined sand, and collected hardcore stones, water, and bricks.
The four-month project was completed in December 2004.
Silver Spring, Maryland - The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) office in Uganda has received a total of $2.4 million through ADRA's office in Denmark from the Danish International Development Agency to implement a rural education project in Karamoja, Uganda. The Karamoja Integrated Rural Education Project (KITENEP) started in October 2002 and is the first of its kind in the region.
Silver Spring, Maryland - This month the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) office in Uganda began another phase of its aid program for 3,000 people of Ugandan heritage who were expelled from Tanzania in early 2001.
Silver Spring, Maryland -- More than 48,000 people will benefit during the next phase of the Bunya Integrated Health Project in the Mayuge District of Uganda.
Silver Spring, Maryland -- On February 11, 2002, 3,448 adults graduated from the Kioga Integrated Functional Adult Literacy (FAL) program run by the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in the Mayuge District in Eastern Uganda.
SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND =AD The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is responding to severe drought-related famine in the Horn of Africa, the eastern part of the African continent, which includes Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda.
KAMPALA, UGANDA - Wadri Kassiano, a Principal Rehabilitation Officer, represented the Ugandan government in a recent ceremony commending the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) for their timely assistance of 20 destitutes who were recently taken from Gulu to Kampala by Major Kakooza Mutale, the Presidential Advisor on Political Affairs. Major Mutale feared the destitutes might be killed by a rebel collaborator who recently killed their relatives.