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  • 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.

  • IOM Uganda hosts experts to discuss Global Compact on Migration

     
    On 17-18 October 2017, IOM Uganda hosted experts from various sectors for a consultation on what Uganda would like to see included in the Global Compact on Migration (GCM).
     
  • European Union and IOM Uganda support small businesses in city slums

     
    The European Union-funded SSCoS project, implemented by IOM Uganda, today handed over an assortment of goods and equipment to 41 beneficiaries to start or boost their business in four slums in Kampala. The colourful handover ceremony was held in Bwaise, at the premises of the Action for Fundamental Change (AFFCAD). The project, Strengthening Social Cohesion and Stability in Slum Populations, also works in Kisenyi, Katwe and Kabalagala slums, with partners ACTogether, YARID and Xavier Project.
  • 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.
     
  • UNAIDS country boss visits IOM Uganda

     
    The new UNAIDS Country Director, Dr Karusa Kiragu-Gikonyo, recently visited IOM Uganda, where she hailed the continued cooperation between the two organizations, and called for more of the same.