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My Disability Became My Greatest Strength

My Disability Became My Greatest Strength

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees report of 2017, an estimated number of about 1.9 million out of 65.3 million persons of concern, including asylum seekers, refugees and internally displaced persons have…

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Solar Powered Water Projects Solve Clean Water Crisis In Bidibidi Refugee Settlement

Solar Powered Water Projects Solve Clean Water Crisis In Bidibidi Refugee Settlement

By Gideon Kiberu All over the world, dirty water is a serious cause of diseases among the people who use it. Exposure to unsafe drinking water, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene is a leading cause…

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Refugees and host community gang up to fight climate change

Refugees and host community gang up to fight climate change

By the time we arrived here from South Sudan, there were trees all over this place. It was very hard to build houses and we had no option but to cut down the trees; that…

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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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From Refugee to Reformer

From Refugee to Reformer

On Wednesday, 31st, October 2018 the whole world witnessed a ray of hope when the South Sudanese rebel leader, Dr Riek Machar agreed to sign a peace deal with the government of South Sudan headed…

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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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From shrub ridden trolls to suburban terrain

“From shrub ridden trolls to suburban terrain…,” narrates Ben Nuwagaba, son to the Kibale game reserve evictees. Every time, Ben Nuwagaba, a son to one of the victims of Kibale game reserve eviction victims reflects…

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