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13:16
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Nine South Sudan Refugees Held Over Food Riot

The suspects were picked up on Thursday evening following hours of investigations. They are accused of assaulting and disarming a police constable on duty as well as holding hostage humanitarian workers for several hours.
11:36
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First Heritage Expo for South Sudan Refugees in Offing in Arua south sudan crisis 1

Duniya said with refugees filling sporting teams in World Olypic games, such expo is critical in identifying competitive talents to represent the country in major world sports activities.
17:53
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Lack of Schools Cripples Education of South Sudan Refugees in Adjumani 3

Titus Jogo, the Adjumani District Refugee Desk Officer, says government and humanitarian agencies providing services in the settlements lack adequate funds to set up secondary school facilities for the refugees.
18:58
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UNHCR Rejects Extra Land For Refugee Settlement 1

Authorities in Agago district had offered 40 Square kilometers of land in Paimol Sub County for establishment of another refugee settlement to de-congest some of the existing settlements in the region.
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Refugee Scandal: A Bitter Fight Over Control of Register and Resources 1 1 Top story

The scandal surrounding abuse of funds for refugees may appear a straightforward case of corruption but beneath it is a bitter fight for the control of the registration of refugees and the opportunities that come with it. Early this year, it emerged that the refugees number estimated to be over 1.4 million might have been inflated and exaggerated by crooked officials in the Department of Refugees DoR in collusion with humanitarian agency officials.
20:45
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EU Probes 'Corruption' in Refugee Assistance Programmes opm scandal 1

The European anti-fraud office could join investigations into corruption allegations in the refugee assistance programmes in Uganda. There are allegations that officials at the Office of the Prime Minister OPM have been swindling money meant for refugees operations in Uganda.
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Germany Raises Refugees Funding Portfolio to 17 Million Euros south sudan crisis

Germany has further raised its funding portfolio for supporting South Sudan refugees in Uganda to 17 million Euros from last weeks 16 million.
12:19
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South Sudan: Global Action Needed to End Humanitarian Crisis south sudan war

Amnesty International has called for urgent and sustained international action to end what it calls horrific human rights violations taking place in South Sudan. In a statement today, Amnesty International says tens of thousands of people have been killed, thousands more subjected to sexual violence, and close to four million displaced since the conflict began exactly four years ago today.
07:45
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South Sudan Refugees: Displacement Threatening Our Cultural Identities 2

According to Fanuel, the Rumo dance is celebrated during the onset of the rainfall season for entertainment and appeasing the gods of productivity while Jalia dance is performed during the time of harvest to celebrate plenty of food.
11:45
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Japan Donates UGX35.9B for South Sudan Refugees

The Government of Japan has donated 10 million US dollars, approximately 35.9 billion shillings, to the United Nations agencies to support the emergency response to South Sudan refugees and host communities in Northern Uganda. In June, Uganda hosted the Refugee Solidarity Summit to mobilise eight million dollars to support over 1.3 million refugees in the country. At the end of it only about 358.6 million dollars was pledged.
17:09
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Agro-Dealers Comb Gulu Villages For Produce

Some of the food crops on high demand include beans, maize, cassava, sorghum and millet and other cereals. In Palaro Sub County in Gulu district, farmers charge between shillings 500,000 and 800,000 for an acre of fresh maize.
11:36
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Sanitation Challenges Ruin Lamwo Refugee Settlements 1 2

Robert Ochan, the camp chairman says promoting sanitation and hygiene among Lutugu ethnic group is particularly challenging due to their cultural belief that sharing a pit latrine with male members of a family is a taboo.
12:14
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EU Commitment to Ugandan Refugee Crisis Rises to €210 million eu in uganda 1

The pledge was delivered by Christos Stylianides, the EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management at the on-going Solidarity Summit on Refugees in Munyonyo. It seeks to boost efforts by the Ugandan government to deal with the refugee crisis triggered by insecurity in South Sudan.
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School Cancels Lessons As UN Chief Visits fighting in congo 1 Top story

Only about 50 pupils at Inyau Primary in Arua district will welcome the UN Secretary-General Antnio Guterres as arrives in Arua to drum up humanitarian support for the 1.3 million refugees in Uganda. Guterres is in Uganda where he will, alongside President Yoweri Museveni, host the UN-backed Refugee Solidarity Summit which starts today, Thursday.
11:11
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Refugee Numbers Hit New Unprecedented High – UNHCR refugees in uganda 2 1

The figure comprises refugee numbers, which at 22.5 million are the highest ever seen in history, internal displacement- standing at 40.3 million people and asylum seekers now standing at 2.8 million people.
12:05
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Donors Ask Government to Spread Refugee Settlements united kingdom 4

Danish Ambassador to Uganda Mogens Pedersen notes that although the Ugandan model on refugees is unique, the huge numbers in camps create conflicts and tension in fragile post conflict environments.
07:49
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Clerics Blast UN, IGAD Over South Sudan 3 1

Father Julius Orach, the Dean of Orthodox Church in Acholi Sub region says it is unfortunate that the conflict has been left to span generation to generation.
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Arua Refugee Camp Officials Resolve Unemployment Impasse 2

The two organisations had reportedly recruited staff and carried out the interviews in Yumbe district. Out of the 25 staff recruited, 17 were from the local communities. Despite this, the recruitment did not please the youth from the area who insisted that the recruiters should have hired only people from within.
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Children at Risk as Funding for Refugee Response Dwindles save the children

Uganda currently hosts about 810,000 refugees from South Sudan, 58 percent of who are children. Within the existing refugee settlements and their host communities, the unprecedented influx is outstripping the available resources and capacity of government and partner organizations to appropriately respond.
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New Refugee Settlement Opened in Arua unhcr

More than 2,000 South Sudanese refugees have already made Imvepi their new home in the last two days. The settlement area is expected to accommodate up to 110,000 new arrivals who will flee to Uganda in the weeks and months ahead.
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