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How Making Reusable Pads Is Helping Women In Bidibidi

How Making Reusable Pads Is Helping Women In Bidibidi

By Cynthia Rukundo What became a sanitary pad for 28 year old Betty Tabu as she journeyed to Uganda three years ago from South Sudan was a piece of cloth. “On my way to Uganda,…

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While HIV/AIDS rates among refugees decline in Bidibidi settlement, positive refugees struggle due to lack of food

While HIV/AIDS rates among refugees decline in Bidibidi settlement, positive refugees struggle due to lack of food

Many people living with HIV resist telling their life experience after contraction, while others develop drug resistance due to worries on how to survive on the medication without support. The dreams and visions were endless…

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The South Sudanese Refugee Dance Group with a Mission

The South Sudanese Refugee Dance Group with a Mission

By Caleb Okereke How a teenage dance group is using dance for peacebuilding and to heal from trauma. In the beginning, Joel Lasu’s, 19 idea to create a dance group in the Bidibidi refugee settlement…

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Vocational training center skills refugee youth in Bidibidi settlement

Vocational training center skills refugee youth in Bidibidi settlement

By Absolom Ochieng A vocational School in Bidi Bidi is training refugees and giving them skills that can enable them become self sustaining, instead of perpetually waiting for external help within the Refugee Settlement. With…

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Drama as a cure for trauma to refugee children

Drama as a cure for trauma to refugee children

The conflict that spread into South Sudan on the borders of northern Uganda left hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese to seek refuge in Uganda.In December 2016, the Ugandan government created Bidibidi refugee settlement in…

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Somali mother of six finds a home in Uganda

Fleeing the crossfire pitting militant groups and Islamic Courts Union against Ethiopian troops and government forces, Abshiro Ali left Somalia to look for a safe haven for her children. Abshiro met this reporter for an…

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A REFUGEE BY STATUS: A BOLD AFRICAN HERIONE IN TRUE LIFE

At a youthful age of 22 years, Ishimwe Shem Vanessa a Rwandan national who grew up in Kyaka refugee camp in Western Uganda where she began living in 2008, has been able to tap into…

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The rise of hope in South Sudan

The rise of hope in South Sudan

South Sudanese have gone through a difficult historical period. No one wishes to go through that history at personal level. Bit women, men, youth or children, none of them would wish to experience this in…

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FROM BURDENS TO BENEFIT

Refugees are defined in the basic term as people who have been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster. Under such circumstances, refugees will most likely flee to…

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UGANDA SEES REFUGEES AS A BENEFIT NOT A BURDEN

Uganda’s new refugee population is one of the largest in the world driven by conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo, to the west, as well as South Sudan, to the north. Uganda hosts the…

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