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  • Phone technology gives refugees in Uganda a cash lifeline

    news UNHCR, 16 Oct 2017 (2 years ago )
    BIDIBIDI, Uganda – Brian Dinga, his sister-in-law and her six children fled their South Sudanese home in September 2016 after his brother was shot dead in fighting. They trekked across the border into Uganda and were accommodated in the world’s largest refugee settlement, Bidibidi, where they str...
  • 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...
  • Defying screams and gunfire, South Sudanese family flees to safety

    news UNHCR, 10 Oct 2017 (2 years ago )
    For four days, Milly Lagu listened to the terrifying sound of gunfire and watched flames rising from neighbouring villages. On the fifth day, the fear was too much to bear. Knowing soldiers could soon come and take away her two eldest sons, Milly and her children fled the village of Opari, South ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • South Sudan fighting sees more refugees fleeing into Uganda than in the first 6 months of 2016

    news UNHCR, 26 Jul 2016 (4 years ago )
    Fighting in South Sudan that broke out on 8 July between rival factions loyal to Salva Kiir and Riek Machar has to date forced 37,491 people to flee the country to Uganda. To put this in context: In the past three weeks there have been more refugee arrivals in Uganda than in the entire first six mon...
  • UNHCR warns South Sudanese refugees need urgent aid

    news Press TV, 26 Jul 2016 (4 years ago )
    An estimated 26000 South Sudanese refugees have crossed into Uganda following political tensions and armed conflict in their country. The United Nations refugee officials say more people are arriving in Uganda on a daily basis while the country has difficulty providing them with ample food and shelt...
  • UN: Tens of thousands fleeing violence in South Sudan

    news Deutsche Welle, 24 Jul 2016 (4 years ago )
    Over 26,000 South Sudanese refugees displaced by violence crossed the border into Uganda this month, reported the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) on Friday. "Since fighting erupted on July 7 … 26,468 people have crossed into Uganda's northern region," UN refugee agency spokesman Andreas Nee...