Partners impressed by progress on EU-funded water systems in West Nile

 

IOM Uganda last week hosted partners from the ministry of Water and Environment, Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR, District Local Governments and agencies to present its designs for upcoming piped water system in Palorinya settlement in Moyo district. The stakeholders also inspected ongoing works for a water system for Zone 4 of Bidibidi settlement in Yumbe district.

International Migrants Day: Stakeholders Call for Safe Migration

IOM Uganda on Monday hosted the commemoration of International Migrants Day, with ceremonies in the Ugandan capital Kampala.

Different speakers noted that migration is reality that cannot and should not be fought; rather, what needs to be done is for the government and its partners to strive to make migration safe.
The Migrants Day theme in Uganda was “The Challenges and Promises of Migration”, mirroring the global theme of “Safe Migration in a World on the Move”.

From Congo to Uganda to America: Mulumba’s family begins a new life

 
 
For a group of Congolese about to fly out of Uganda’s Entebbe airport to settle in America, the mood around Benwamanzi Mulumba’s family is markedly dull.
From three-year-old Kevin to 46-year-old Jeremiah Mbaha Munganga, nothing gives away any sort of excitement as the refugees are briefed by officers from IOM, the United Nations Migrations Agency.

Dinah: We want to make soap easily available to refugees 

 

As Singajo Dinah Scopas explains the process of making soap under a tree in Palorinya settlement, Moyo district, she has the full of attention of IOM Uganda chief of Mission Ali Abdi. Her large frame, authoritative tone and unhurried confidence give her the aura of a passionate school teacher.

“First, in bucket A we mix about 400 grams of caustic soda with about a quarter a litre of water and stir a little and then we keep that bucket away because it gets so hot,” says Dinah, the chairperson of Hope Women’s Group in Morobi, Palorinya.

EU, CERF and IOM Step Up Life-saving Support South Sudanese Refugees in Uganda Hit 1 Million

 
Kampala – The number of South Sudanese fleeing to Uganda has surpassed 1 million. IOM, the UN Migration Agency, has intensified its efforts to help refugees and the communities hosting them in coordination with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. Since the crisis erupted in South Sudan in December 2013, nearly 4 million people have been displaced from their homes due to insecurity and rising humanitarian needs.
 

IOM Uganda hosts health assessment global data experts' meeting

 
At least 40 migration health experts from IOM offices around the world are meeting at Kabira Country Club in Kampala, to share ideas and best practices on data validation and statistical reporting.
 
Migration and health are intricately linked, and IOM’s Migration Health Divisions are some of the organization’s most reputable arms anywhere in the world. But in order to remain on top of their game, IOM’s health experts must constantly review and renew their skills and challenge their knowledge through interaction with peers.
 

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  • IOM project supported by UN Central Emergency Response Fund
    IOM project supported by UN Central Emergency Response Fund

    IOM - CERF project evacuates stranded Congolese refugees

  • With funding from European Union Humanitarian Aid and UN CERF, South Sudanese refugee women in Palorinya settlement in Moyo district have started making soap. IOM Uganda Chief of Mission Ali Abdi recently visited Hope Group in Palorinya and got some interesting lessons
    With funding from European Union Humanitarian Aid and UN CERF, South Sudanese refugee women in Palorinya settlement in Moyo district have started making soap. IOM Uganda Chief of Mission Ali Abdi recently visited Hope Group in Palorinya and got some interesting lessons

    VIDEO: European Union, CERF-supported refugees make soap

  • Patrick can now visualize his dreams
    Patrick can now visualize his dreams

    VIDEO: European Union project supports dreams in Kampala Slums

Some of IOM Uganda’s Figures

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Kampala city slums supported by the European Union Trust Fund

62%

Female beneficiaries of IOM’s Counter-Trafficking and Voluntary Return initiatives

6,231

Applications processed by The Visa Application Centre over three years

8,197

Refugees resettled to third countries in 2016.

14,570

Migration Health Assessments conducted in 2016

90,000

Refugees and Ugandans benefitting from WASH interventions in West Nile