A sneak pick into Uganda’s refugee settlements during our Social impact Reporting initiative project running May to July 2021.

Caretakers Selling Our Sanitary Pads—Refugee Girls Cry Out as coronavirus lockdown tightens

By James Chanwat KIYRANDONGO  Adolescent girls in Kirayandongo Refugee settlement are crying out for lack of sanitary towels saying that their parents and guardians are selling off what the aid agencies give them to host communities.  The girls say that their parents or guardians are short of essentials to keep the family running due to the current coronavirus…

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Refugee Tailors making facemasks to prevent spread of Covid-19

By James Chanwat  KIRYANDONGO  Communities in Uganda are abiding by the stay home directives and wearing of facemask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease, covid-19. In Rhino (Kiryandongo) and Palabek refugee settlements and its host communities, when government announced lockdown in March 2020, it took young people by surprise.  Few people could access…

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High rate of domestic Violence in Kyaka refugee settlement worries leaders

By Cindy Kalita In Kyaka refugee settlement in Kyegegwa district that has more than 100,000 refugees, Mr Dindo Kayana, a Congolese refugee lives with 16 members of his family.  He says he handles between twenty to thirty cases of domestic violence at the settlement especially during the coronavirus lockdown.  “The first enemy of people is…

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