Uganda Offers Safe Haven to DR Congo Refugees

Refugees fleeing rebel groups in DR Congo's North Kivu region have crossed the border to Nyakabande, a village in south-western Uganda in search of a better life without war.

  • Uganda:  North Kivu Refugees Seek Peace in Uganda

    Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 11 March 2013

    As dawn rises over Nyakabande, a village in south-western Uganda, people line up in front of a reception tent, exhausted and carrying the few belongings they could bring. Most have ... read more »

Refugees who early arrived in the morning from the DR Congo'’s North Kivu region, crossing to Nyakabande Transit Centre for a better life.

  • Uganda:  North Kivu Refugees Hope to Find Peace

    Inter Press Service, 7 March 2013

    As dawn rises over Nyakabande, a village in southwestern Uganda, people line up in front of a reception tent, exhausted and carrying only the few belongings they could bring across ... read more »

  • Uganda:  Congolese Refugees Use ICRC Service to Call Home (interview)

    International Committee of the Red Cross, 4 March 2013

    Last year, as the ICRC and the Uganda Red Cross stepped up their tracing activities, one in five newly arrived Congolese refugees fleeing violence in North Kivu used a free ICRC ... read more »

  • Uganda:  Refugess Flood Uganda After Fresh DRC Fighting

    New Vision, 2 March 2013

    Thousands of refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo fled from fresh fighting in their country to Kisoro district in western Uganda. read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  On the Run, Alone and Young - Congolese Children Flee to Uganda (press release)

    United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 7 February 2013

    UNHCR staff have become used to seeing children arriving on their own at the Nyakabande Transit Centre in recent months. read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Young Congolese Men Fear Forced Recruitment, Flee to Uganda (press release)

    United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 24 December 2012

    Marc,* Philippe* and Georges* are all young, fit and male - ideal material for forced military recruitment. That's why the 20-year-olds fled their homes, like thousands of other ... read more »

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