Author: Editors Team

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 … Read the rest

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]

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]

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Refugee Medical Camp: CRCU in collaboration with Rotary club Munyono

There was a high demand of the services. The Rotary Club expected 100 patients. At the venue almost 400 people registered and sought for the services. Around three hundred of the attendees were served and others will be served in the next medical camp that is in view. 
 
We noticed that although the government hospitatals are there, the health
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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 … Read the rest

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 — … Read the rest

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.

Image: Gratien Zimy Ntezimisi, a refugee whistleblower, standing outside UNHCR's headquarters in Kampala, Uganda, in January 2019.

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 Read the rest

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 … Read the rest