Displaced households have sought refuge with relatives in nearby zones within the settlements or at a local church. The floods, caused by the overflow of Murongo stream in Okubani village, Ariwa sub-county, have damaged numerous pit-latrines and household properties.
The school which is located along the Yumbe-Koboko border currently operates without a pit latrine after the only 5-stanch pit latrine is out of use due to its dilapidated structure. The schools equally lack bathing shelters and change rooms for girls since due to shortage of classrooms.
According to the local leaders in Yumbe and Moyo districts, the herdsmen are settled along the disputed Uganda-South Sudan border areas of Kochi Sub County in Yumbe district and Lefori Sub County in Moyo district.
Caroline Adriaensen, the Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation in Uganda, revealed that the 150 million euros invested in these projects came from the European Union and received co-funding from local government entities.
James Gale, the LC 3 vice chairperson for Kerwa sub-county explains that over the past few months, South Sudanese authorities have been forcibly allocating land to their people in the affected villages, which are deep inside Uganda.
Dinah Sadia, the Refugee Welfare Council (RWC I) chairperson for Zone two in Bidibidi refugee settlement told Uganda Radio Network that over ten refugees from her zone alone have since moved to settle along the disputed border area in search of farming land over the past three weeks. She blamed the exodus on the food cut and prioritization strategy announced by WFP recently.
Records at IRC indicate that over 4,000 girls under 18 years reported their first Antenatal Care (ANC) visit at various health facilities in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement between January 2020 and September 2022. Nearly 2,000 teenage deliveries were reported at the various health facilities at the Bidi Bidi Refugee settlement during the same period.
The Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF), states that 70% of the beneficiaries of humanitarian interventions should be refugees while 30% should go towards supporting host communities and local governments.
One of the residents Rasul Buga says the issue started when the driver and the local officials developed misunderstand shortly after the vehicle was intercepted. He said that the over speeding Fuso failed to negotiate a sharp corner before it veered off the road.
Dr. Felix Ejesu, the Deputy Health Manager International Rescue Committee (IRC) at Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement, says that already 482 malnutrition cases have been recorded among children below 5 years this quarter alone.
On Monday, angry laborers locked the girl’s dormitory and the administration block protesting underpaid arrears. Justine Okumu, one of the workers told URN that their children have been suspended from school due to accumulated school dues.
Isaac Andabati was charged with attempted murder. However, as investigations continued on Thursday, he was reportedly kept alone in the cells and police were shocked to find his body hanging on the roof of the cells using his clothes at dusk on Friday.
During the funeral, President Museveni made several pledges to the family. Bamuze’s son Ali Abdu Adaku Bamuze, says that six years down the road after the death of their father, the president is yet to fulfil the pledges he made at the burial of their late father, Bamuze on October 7th 2015 in Yumbe.