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Grant of wheel chairs to refugee PWD

The Congolese Refugees Community in Uganda ( CRCU ) benefited from a grant of wheel chairs to refugees and nationals living with disabilities by the Rotary Club Munyonyo Kampala through Rotarian Gabriel Mugaruka. The CRCU submitted a list of some members who are PWDs to the Rotary Club and today they are axauced by the grant of the wheel chairs […]

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CELEBRATION OF THE WORLD REFUGEE DAY 2019

The Congolese Refugee Community in Uganda (CRCU) celebrated the World Refugee Day today Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 in an atmosphere of meditation. The theme of the day was “Becoming Self-reliant”. The community gathered members and non-members at the Community Centre in order to pray to God rather than to celebrate. Around 1000 people from different backgrounds attended the function including […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]