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  • 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.

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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.
  • UN Under-Secretary-General Visits European Union-funded Slums project in Kampala

     

    United Nations Under-Secretary-General (Prevention) Ana Maria Menendez on 28 January hailed IOM Uganda’s “grassroots approach” to build stable slum communities in the capital Kampala.

    Menendez spoke in the Kampala slum area of Bwaise, as she visited the Strengthening Social Cohesion and Stability in Slum Populations (SSCoS) project, which is funded by the European Union. This was part of her visit to Uganda and Ethiopia to better understand how the UN can support prevention of crises.

  • 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.
  • IOM Uganda donates to Nakivale Refugee Settlement Health Centre

    The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Uganda has donated an assortment of medical drugs and supplies to Nakivale Refugee settlement in the Western district of Isingiro. 

    The donation, from IOM Uganda’s Migration Health Assessment Centre, included drugs for bacterial infections, hypertension, ulcers and several other ailments.

    They were handed over on Thursday at Nakivale Health Centre III, to representatives of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Medical Team International, and the Office of the Prime Minister.