BURUNDIAN REFUGEES IN UGANDA REQUEST FOR MORE SUPPORT

Refugees living in Uganda have asked for further support from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), particularly in the areas of education and water, sanitation and hygiene. The refugees made the call during the visit of the UN’s

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REFUGEES ACROSS EAST AFRICA: RAISING AWARENESS FOR WORLD REFUGEE DAY

By Mary Rowlatt Xavier Project is proud to be supporting World Refugee Day on 20th June and to raise awareness on the issues which are most relevant to the lives of refugees. Refugees are ordinary people forced to leave their

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Rethinking immigration: challenges and chances

By Bahati Kanyamanza COBURWAS International Youth Organization to Transform Africa was invited to participate in the Searchers Unlimited think tank 2015 held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, during the dictatorial regime

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School rankings in Kenya and Uganda: A discussion

by Peter Irungu The decision by Kenya’s Ministry of Education to stop the ranking of students and schools based on examination results is an area of contention among teachers, students and parents, both in favor and opposed to the policy

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Innovation and Refugee Struggle in Uganda

Millions of refugees around the globe are facing numerous challenges, and many have now adapted new skills and innovative skills to make ends meet, although a bigger number of them depend on international assistance. The Humanitarians Innovation Project conducted research

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Why is Israel sending African asylum seekers to Uganda?

Introduction Israel has begun to send African asylum seekers to Uganda, according to a senior government official who said that over the past month, dozens of asylum seekers have agreed to leave Israel for Uganda, and some have already left.

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The Human Story: South Sudan teenager leads her young siblings to safety in Uganda

When 13-year-old Yayo Tangko turned up at the Boroli refugee settlement in Uganda earlier this year with her four younger siblings, she feared the worst for her missing parents. “They are dead, because otherwise they would have come looking for

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A Refugee’s Journey to Find Peace in Kampala

By Pauline Okoth Refugees flee their countries during war into neighboring countries to find peace. At this point of desperation the version of peace they seek is the absence of war. A day or two when you are not playing

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How much do policies in East African Countries support Refugees?

Uganda boasts of the some of the best refugee policies in the East Africa. This is greatly from the hospitable conditions provided for refugees. The country hosts refugees from DR Congo, Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya and Ethiopia among other places. Refugees

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Is Free Education in Kenya and Uganda a Reality?

Introduction Millions of children around the world do not have access to basic education, especially in the developing countries of sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Millennium Development Goal 2 sets universal primary education as a key target for all nations

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