Lachin Hasanova, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Head of Field Office at Nakivale notes that the settlement has inadequate social services. Hasanova explains that unlike the base camp at Nakivale which has adequate services, Rubondo Zone lacks some of the essential services among others electricity and a stable telecommunication network.
The most affected is Rubondo zone in Nakivale refugee settlement, which is home to hundreds of new refugees. Women and children form most of the queues at the five water points that supply water from Lake Nakivale.
The government and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees-UNHCR have since Monday been relocating refugees from the Nyakabande Refugee reception center in Kisoro district who were displaced by fighting between the M23 rebels and DRC soldiers.
The exercise, to be conducted jointly with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees-UNHCR, seeks to ensure that refugees and asylum-seekers are accurately reflected in the system, assist the government to enhance the accuracy of data and ensure that resources reach the intended recipients.
Obodo, then the head of the VIP protection unit at the president's office had been at Kenya's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport awaiting Obote's return from Singapore where he had gone to attend a Commonwealth conference when he learned of a military coup in Uganda.
“We have boosted our assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic to address the additional needs of vulnerable refugees and the Ugandan communities that so generously host them,” U.S. Embassy Kampala’s Chargé d’Affaires Christopher Krafft said.
The clashes escalated when a group of refugee youth's attacked and assaulted a resident from the host community who was grazing in the area promoting revenge attacks that left seven South Sudanese refugees dead with the eighth dying at Arua hospital.
With the rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the needs of refugee children have become even more acute. Meeting those needs is key to safeguarding both their wellbeing today and future potential, the statement notes