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In Uganda, Refugees Gathering Firewood Spark Deforestation Concerns

Region: Uganda

Topics: EnvironmentHuman Migration

In the last 30 years, over half of Uganda’s forest cover has been wiped out. Are refugees to blame?

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In Uganda’s Second-Largest Refugee Camp, Will New Education Initiatives Help End Child Marriage?

Region: Uganda

Topics: Child RightsEducationHealthHuman MigrationHuman Rights

The dire circumstances in local refugee camps – including lack of services, dependence on aid and general uncertainty for the largely South Sudanese population – make it more likely that girls will get married and have children before they turn 18. Authorities in Uganda’s Palorinya Refugee Settlement believe education could help, but reversing the trend is an uphill battle.

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Refugees in Ugandan Camp Using Drawing and Drama to Heal Trauma

Region: Uganda

Topics: HealthHuman Migration

The Nakivale Refugee Settlement is home to more than 94,000 refugees, many of whom experienced trauma before they escaped from conflicts in nearby countries. The camp’s only entrepreneur network, Opportunigee, is now behind new programs using art therapy to help transform the lives of refugees, especially children.

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Despite Uganda’s Worthy Efforts for Refugees From South Sudan, Challenges Still Abound

Region: Uganda

Topics: Human MigrationHuman Rights

Ugandan refugee policies are among the world's most progressive, and nonprofits give one-time grants and loans that supplement food provisions from international agencies and the vocational training that the government offers. Nevertheless, economic opportunities for refugees are still very limited, and many in this fast-growing population are unable to receive grants.

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Food or Firewood to Cook It? The Dilemma Refugees Often Face in Uganda’s Rhino Camp

Region: Uganda

Topics: Human MigrationHuman Rights

South Sudanese refugees in Uganda's Rhino Camp are given monthly food rations, but they frequently have no way to cook the food. Often their only way to get firewood is to barter away some of their provisions with Ugandans living nearby.

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South Sudan Refugees in Uganda Wary of Plan to Get Money Instead of Food Rations

Region: Uganda

Topics: Human MigrationHuman Rights

Nonprofit donors are considering such a shift, arguing that giving money would help refugees eat better and would boost small businesses. But some refugees at Rhino Camp worry that not receiving food rations could lead to far worse problems.

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