Editors Team

#Action #Activities #Human Rights #Opinions #Refugees Policy

Vulnerability assessment activities in the community

This week, more than 50 families were assessed in the Congolese Refugees Community in Uganda (CRCU). The assessment was focussed on the views of the heads of families who appeared to be also the Principal Applicants in their refugee cases. Ninety percent (90%) of the assessed people complained of hardly affording livelihood needs. Seventy percent (70%) were made unable to […]

#News #World Refugee News

Kenyan Somali refugees claim they are denied citizenship rights

Despite being Kenyan, Shariff Omar registered himself as a Somali refugee to receive support with education but claims he is now being denied citizenship [Osman Mohamed Osman/Al Jazeera] MORE ON KENYA Kenyan al-Shabab returnees recount stories of pain and fear3 days ago At least 10 people killed in Kenya bus accident6 days ago In southern Kenya, women marry their surrogates to […]

#Articles #Human Rights #News

UNHCR, OPM prepare for possible surge in refugee arrivals from neighbouring DRC and South Sudan

Newly arrived refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo at Kyaka reception centre in South-western Uganda. Refugees are registered and provided shelter and food assistance before they are transported into the refugee settlements where the government of Uganda has already demarcated plots of land for each refugee family.  © Duniya Khan Thousands of refugees have continued to arrive in Uganda […]

#Articles #Human Rights #News #Opinions

UNHCR Corruption: Resettlement Spots for a Price

Nayla Rush is a senior researcher at the Center for Immigration Studies. Since ‘vulnerability’ is no longer the key to selecting refugees for resettlement, does that mean bribery is? A story about alleged corruption in refugee resettlement at the UN refugee agency was published recently by NBC News.1 The seven-month investigation into refugee processing centers in five countries — Kenya, […]

#Articles

WORLD Asylum for sale: Whistleblowers say U.N. refugee agency does not always address corruption

seven-month investigation found reports of U.N. staff members exploiting refugees desperate for a safe home in a new country. Gratien Zimy Ntezimisi, a refugee whistleblower, outside UNHCR’s headquarters in Kampala, Uganda, in January.Sally Hayden April 7, 2019, 1:00 PM GMT+2 By Sally Hayden This is the second story in a three-part series about alleged corruption in refugee resettlement. Click here […]

#News

Refugees overwhelming Uganda – Otafiire by Muhammad Muwonge

Neighbouring countries should learn from Uganda and resolve their political differences without resorting to war that eventually forces their nationals to flock into Uganda as refugees, minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs Maj Gen Kahinda Otafiire has said. Otafiire said Uganda is getting overwhelmed by the high number of refugees flocking the country and that matters are not helped by […]

#News #World Refugee News

Resettlement needs set to rise to 1.4 million people in 2019, UN refugee agency reports

Resettlement – the transfer of refugees from thecountry where they have claimed asylum to a safe “third country” – is theresponsibility of international agencies, including Office of the UN HighCommissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).Noting a 17 per cent projected overall increase inneeds next year, the UN agency’s Projected Global Resettlement Needs 2019report warns that access to this “key, durablesolution” for those in need […]