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Last month, IOM Uganda trained health clubs from Belle, Morobi, Andramare, and Lefori primary schools in Palorinya Refugee Settlement and Lefori host community, Moyo district.
From 9 to 10 January 2019, IOM Uganda in partnership with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and with support from the World Health Organization (WHO), organized a training on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) screening in Vurra point of entry, Arua District, West Nile. Vurra is located at the border between Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Uganda.
By António Vitorino
Migration is the great issue of our era. Migration With Dignity is the theme of 2018’s International Migrants Day, which we observe on Tuesday (18 December).
VIDEO: When Uganda Police met with city slum dwellersTown hall meeting between Police and slum dwellers; organized by EU-funded SSCoS project
IOM - CERF project evacuates stranded Congolese refugeesIOM project supported by UN Central Emergency Response Fund
VIDEO: European Union, CERF-supported refugees make soapWith 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
By Richard M Kavuma
Veronica Akiding vividly recalls the questions her children asked, when they learnt that she was leaving them to work in another country.
Her eldest daughter, now six years, protested having to go to boarding school, but relented on the premise that Mummy had to work for the family, and that Mummy would buy that fancy bike.
Little Armour, barely 18 months old, did not seem to understand what his mother was saying.
“Mama,” he said, innocently smiling and sucking his thumb.
It was four-year-old Austin who put up the biggest fight.
Some of IOM Uganda’s Figures
Kampala city slums supported by the European Union Trust Fund
Female beneficiaries of IOM’s Counter-Trafficking and Voluntary Return initiatives
Applications processed by The Visa Application Centre in 2017
Refugees resettled to third countries in 2017.
Pre-departure Migration Health Assessments conducted in 2017
Refugees and Ugandans benefitting from WASH interventions in West Nile