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