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ENGINEERS HOLD 22ND NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE

By | May 5th, 2017|Categories: Disaster News, General News, News and Events, News Highlights, Prime Ministers News, Refugees News|

President Yoweri Museveni has pledged government support to engineers in their effort tocontribute to the development of the country.He noted that stakeholder engagement is also a key component of Corporate Social Responsibility which should be managed well if the desired success in any project implementation is to be achieved. Museveni made these remarks in a speech [...]

PM Rugunda Launches National Food Security Assessment Report

By | March 7th, 2017|Categories: Disaster News, General News, News and Events, News Highlights, Prime Ministers News, Refugees News|

The Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has launched the National Food Security Assessment report which provides the short term, medium and long term recommendations for eradication of food insecurity in Uganda. PM Rugunda officially receives donation of 119,660 bags of China rice from the Chinese Ambassador, Zheng Zhu-Qiang at Serena hotel ( Photo by PMPU) [...]

Minister Wharton reinforces UK support for refugees in Uganda

By | March 7th, 2017|Categories: Disaster News, General News, News and Events, News Highlights, Refugees News|

International Development Minister James Wharton reaffirms UK support for refugees in Uganda as Africa’s largest refugee hosting nation. During the week that famine has been declared in some parts of South Sudan, Minister Wharton saw the life-saving impact of UK aid in Uganda when he visited a centre where refugees are registered and longer term refugee settlements [...]

EU PROJECT TO SUPPORT SOUTH SUDANESE REFUGEES IN NORTHERN UGANDA LAUNCHED

By | February 27th, 2017|Categories: Disaster News, General News, News and Events, News Highlights, Refugees News|

A project to support South Sudanese refugees and host communities in Northern Uganda was launched in Adjumani district on 23rd February 2017 by the 1st Deputy Prime Minister and Deputy Leader of government business in parliament together with the Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, Hon. Eng. Hilary Onek. This project called the “Programme for [...]

Government is committed to protect refugees following international law: Minister Onek

By | February 27th, 2017|Categories: Disaster News, General News, News and Events, News Highlights, Refugees News|

Government has expressed its commitment to protect refugees according to provisions provided for in the International law according to the Minister for relief, Disater Preparedness and Refugees Hillary Onek. He stressed that refugees in Uganda enjoy all rights available to citizens except the right to participate in national politics. Minister for Relief and Disaster Preparedness [...]

Government launches Second Universal Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets Campaign

By | February 20th, 2017|Categories: Disaster News, General News, News and Events, News Highlights, Prime Ministers News, Special Programs News|

Monday, 20 February 2017 Government has launched the second countrywide distribution of long lasting insecticide treated nets in a campaign aimed at eliminating malaria disease from Uganda. The Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda who represented President Yoweri Museveni launched the second long lasting insecticide treated nets universal campaign in Apac District. President Yoweri Museveni said if [...]

Atrocities prompt mass exodus in Central Equatoria

By | February 17th, 2017|Categories: Disaster News, General News, News and Events, News Highlights, Refugees News|

Thousands of civilians flee as a result of the increasing insecurity and an escalation in violence. South Sudan - Once a symbol of peaceful coexistence between South Sudanese from different origins, Central Equatoria, on the southern border of South Sudan has become a scene of a massive exodus of the local population towards neighbouring Uganda. [...]

Burundi: Minister visits Uganda to convince refugees to return home

By | February 17th, 2017|Categories: Disaster News, General News, News and Events, News Highlights, Refugees News|

33,793 Burundian refugees are currently in Uganda after fleeing current crisis that killed thousands. A Burundian minister has travelled to Uganda to convince some 33,793 Burundians who fled the current crisis that all the conditions are met for them return to their homes in secure conditions. Since Burundi's 19-months crisis triggered by President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision [...]

US to give Uganda $25m in aid for refugees

By | February 15th, 2017|Categories: Disaster News, General News, News and Events, News Highlights, Refugees News, Special Programs News|

Kampala - The United States will give over $25m in humanitarian aid to Uganda, to help the nation cope with a huge influx of refugees fleeing conflict in east Africa, the US ambassador in Kampala said on Tuesday. Uganda is hosting more than a million refugees, nearly 700 000 of whom escaped the brutal civil war [...]

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Uganda running out of land for refugees

By | February 15th, 2017|Categories: Disaster News, General News, News and Events, Refugees News, Special Programs News|

By Halima Athumani KAMPALA, Uganda  The Ugandan government is running out of land for the over one million refugees seeking shelter on its soil. "The government land designated for refugees is limited and most of those areas are now occupied,” Hillary Onek, Uganda’s minister for relief, disaster preparedness and refugees, told journalists at a news conference [...]