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The burial of Pr Malamu Salumu

On the 7th August 2019, the CRCU and the members gathered for the burial of their member Pr Salumu Malamu who was taken by a sudden death on Saturday 3rd August 2019. The burial occurred at the Entebbe graveyard after four days mourning at the late’s home in Makindye. Pr Malamu Salumu was a very active member of the community. […]

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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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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]