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24 okt Ignored as Aliens by Government, self-settled refugees overstraining service delivery by LGs

By August 2018, Uganda was home to over 1,500,000 refugees mainly from South Sudan, DR Congo, Burundi and Somalia with women and girls constituting over 80%. This influx is attributed to Uganda’s welcoming refugee policy. In fact, Uganda refugee policy has been hailed as one of the best in the World. In reality however, this legal framework is premised on confinement of refugees to designated settlements for purposes of avoiding what government calls alien refugees. This confinement is also to facilitate targeted but economical support to whoever is granted refugee status. ... Read more ›

15 okt Local governments in dilemma as their hands are tied to meet enormous refugee needs

Throughout 2013, Uganda continued to receive Refugees mainly from South Sudan, DR Congo, Burundi and Somalia. This is attributed to political oppression, armed conflicts and other human rights abuses in those countries.... Read more ›

11 okt Gender responsive budgetting in Ethiopia

The last newsletter of GPSA Knowledge Platform (Global Partnership for Social Accountability). ... Read more ›

10 okt Bonjour les Dealers ! …

...was the name chosen by the vice mayor to greet the focal team of the DEALS project in Sèmè-Podji (Benin). ... Read more ›

8 okt Cultural adaptation’- Working towards Social Cohesion

Uganda is faced with the daunting task of hosting refugees from South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Somalia, Eritrea among others. It is not clear how many tribal and ethnic divisions exist among these refugees, however a quick assessment of Koboko Municipality and Adjumani Town Council, indicates existence of more than 25 different tribal groups living with the host communities. Some of these tribes share the same language, while others differ in their cultural practices.... Read more ›

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