LATEST NEWS: INDEX

14 Aug 2018

D.R.Congo: One of the world’s forgotten humanitarian crisis in urgent need of international attention

A surge in violent conflict and inter-communal tensions has forced more than 781,000 Congolese, many of them women and children, to flee their homes since 2017. The situation continues to deteriorate dramatically as escalating violence, particularly in the country’s eastern region, is causing an exodus in neighboring countries.
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27 Jul 2018

Funding Gaps threaten Critical Aid for refugees in Uganda

Joint statement by 26 international NGOs in Uganda on the need for urgent action to address gaps in funding for the refugee response.


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09 Apr 2018

Congolese Refugees in Uganda

The humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) deteriorated dramatically in 2017, and the country is now facing a complex and protracted crisis of massive proportions. The number of people in need of assistance almost doubled in 2017 and is expected to increase in 2018.

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05 Mar 2018

Cholera outbreak in Uganda poses further risk to Congolese refugees

Thousands of Congolese seeking refuge at settlements in south western Uganda are at risk of contracting cholera, warns the international aid organization CARE.


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14 Feb 2018

Refugee influx into Uganda worrying, warns CARE International

Majority of women have experienced or witnessed gender-based violence on their way to Uganda / Dead refugee bodies thrown into Lake Albert


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12 Feb 2018

DRC Refugee Crisis

More than 14,000 refugees, the large majority women and children, have fled the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to Uganda since December 18th 2017, following increased conflict, according to figures from Government of Uganda and UNHCR, said agency CARE International.

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03 Nov 2017

Escaping Violence in South Sudan, Women's Groups Offer Support
Ankara Bakıcı Travesti Since violence erupted in South Sudan in 2016, the number of people who have fled to safety in Uganda has exceeded one million. Where some countries turn refugees away, the Ugandan Government is welcoming them. CARE’s Refugee Response Team Leader Carly Sheehan is in Uganda and shines a light on how, with support, refugees really can start again. [more]


01 Nov 2017

A women's group for refugees in Uganda

Since violence erupted in South Sudan in 2016, the number of people who have fled to safety in Uganda has exceeded one million. Where some countries turn refugees away, the Ugandan Government is welcoming them. CARE’s Refugee Response Team Leader Carly Sheehan is in Uganda and shines a light on how, with support, refugees really can start again. [more]


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Uganda: Country Statistics

  • Population:
    41,645,556
  • Life Expectancy:
    62.3 years
  • % Of Pop Female:
    54%
  • Aged 0 - 14:
    48%