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  • Thousands cross into Uganda to escape fighting in South Sudan

    news UNHCR, 07 Jan 2014 (6 years ago )
    KAMPALA, Uganda, January 7 (UNHCR) – The fighting that erupted in South Sudan in mid-December between government troops and opposition forces has forced more than 23,500 people to seek shelter in neighbouring Uganda. "They are now crossing at a rate of up to 2,500 people a day," said UNHCR spokesper...
  • Refugee Haven, Kampala has become a global example of how best to help people who flee their home country

    news Independent news, 03 Aug 2015 (5 years ago )
    Uganda is a developing country with meagre resources but despite that, the country is leading the way in terms of refugee response. For this, says Charlie Yaxley, the UNHCR Associate External Relations Officer in Kampala, Uganda deserves special praise. “Uganda has a unique policy towards refugees,”...
  • South Sudan refugees call for forgiveness among leaders

    news New Vision, 17 Jan 2018 (2 years ago )
    KAMPALA - A cross-section of South Sudan refugees in Uganda have called on their leaders and all nationals to forgive one another if the country is to attain lasting peace. They noted that the country can never attain peace through violence and hatred like it is today. John Oketch, a former MP...
  • Fresh off a UNHCR trip to Northern Uganda, Kristin Davis gets candid about witnessing the huge influx of South Sudanese refugees fleeing vio...

    news UNHCR, 30 Jul 2015 (5 years ago )
    Emerging out of the dust clouds that gather closer and closer is a small minibus. It stops beside us, and an ancient-looking man unfolds himself from the vehicle, looking dazed. It is swelteringly hot and he's drenched in sweat. His daughter and her tiny baby are with him, and they, too, look lost a...
  • Kiryandongo School where pupils are taught in five languages

    news New Vision News, 19 Oct 2015 (4 years ago )
    By Eddie Ssejjoba Teachers at Conram Primary School located in Kiryandongo Refugee Resettlement have to use five different languages to communicate to pupils who come from different dialects and nationalities. The school has 3,120 pupils, making it one of the most...
  • Regional emergencies push Uganda's refugee hosting to breaking point

    news UNHCR, 21 Dec 2015 (4 years ago )
    KAMPALA, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) – Three emergencies in Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) and South Sudan have push the number of refugees and asylum seekers in Uganda to astronomical levels, forcing the east African country to look up to donors for support. Uganda is currently host to 51...
  • Grandi praises Uganda’s ‘model’ treatment of refugees, urges regional leaders to make peace

    news UNHCR, 31 Jan 2018 (2 years ago )
    MVEPI REFUGEE SETTLEMENT, Uganda – Renewing a strong appeal to regional leaders to make peace, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi has praised the “open border” policy of Uganda which is currently receiving up to 500 refugees a day. Grandi who is currently on an official visit to...
  • UAE, UNHCR sign US$4 million agreement for implementation of projects in Uganda

    news UAE - UNHCR, 11 Nov 2017 (2 years ago )
    The United Arab Emirates and the UN Refugees Agency have signed a US$4 million agreement to provide emergency relief to South Sudanese refugees in Uganda. The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, MoFAIC, indicated that the signing of the agreement marks the culmination o...
  • UNHCR boss praises Uganda on refugees' response

    news New Vision, 02 Dec 2017 (2 years ago )
    The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) on Friday leveled praise on Uganda’s response to the refugees whose rising numbers have put on strain on service delivery in many districts. The visiting director of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework at UNHCR in Geneva, Daniel End...
  • South Sudanese seek a chance to get on with life without fear

    news UNHCR, 03 Nov 2014 (5 years ago )
    ADJUMANI DISTRICT, Uganda, November 3 (UNHCR) – Peter sat in the shade of a large tree in northern Uganda's Adjumani district, still terrified that the violence he and his family left behind will catch up with them once again. "Sometimes my mind thinks maybe someone will come and kill me at night an...