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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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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 […]