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NUTRITION AND HEALTH ISSUES IN A UGANDAN REFUGEE SETTLEMENT COMMUNITY

According to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), there is a clear link between nutrition and public health. Communicable diseases brought on in part by malnutrition are responsible for millions of preventable deaths each year. Mass population movements can result in high rates of malnutrition, sickness and death.

PROTECTING FEMALE REFUGEES AGAINST SEXUAL AND GENDER BASED VIOLENCE

Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) isendemic among the refugee communities,largely because of the patriarchal societythey come from. The January 2018statistics from World Vision Uganda’s West NileRefugee Response Situation showed that 82% ofSouth Sudanese refugees in Uganda are womenand children, and because of their disadvantagedposition in society, they face more risks of abusethan their male counterparts.

THE REFUGEE CRISIS - A CHALLENGE FOR UGANDA

By the end of 2016, the numberof displaced people around theworld had risen to 65.6 million,an increase of 300,000 on theyear before, and the largest numberever recorded, according to the UNRefugee Agency, UNHCR. To put thislarge number in perspective, one shouldnote that it is more than the populationof the United Kingdom or almost twicethe population of Uganda.

THE TRAIL OF TEARS

THE HARROWING PLIGHT OF SUDANESE FEMALE REFUGEES

Our writer, Brian Mutebi, undertook a field trip to Bidibidi Refugee Settlement in Yumbe district, at the Uganda-South Sudan border. The settlement is home to thousands of refugees from South Sudan who fled their country after the outbreak of civil war. In this article he compiled the harrowing stories of refugee women in the encampment.

THE VOICES AND EXPERIENCES OF YOUNG REFUGEES IN UGANDA

This article explores the needs and vulnerabilities of young refugees, who through sharing their experience have revealed anoverwhelming interest in continuing their education, a desire to work, and willingness to learn new skills.

UNDERSTANDING PUBLIC ATTITUDES TOWARDS REFUGEES AND MIGRANTS IN UGANDA

Understanding public attitudes towards refugees and migrants within their host communities is becoming an increasinglyimportant task

Not all glittering online followers are gold

What if that glamorous social media influencer with 30 million followers on twitter and 10 million likes and retweets on all their posts, the one whose pictures are always trending (never mind that they look quite ordinary), what if that person and more than half of their followers were in fact fake, fabricated, ghosts?

Ein praxisorientiertes Training zu konfliktsensitivem Journalismus in und um Arua herum

In der vergangenen Woche erarbeitete Irene Dawa gemeinsam mit dem Cross Border Network (CBN) und 20 Teilnehmern aus der West Nile Region die Techniken und Tricks des konfliktsensiblen Journalismus.

Unpacking online hate speech at the KAS Social Media Conference

The fourth Uganda Social Media Conference by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung presented an opportunity for the community initiative #defyhatenow to shed light on the growing internet problem of hate speech and to present solutions on how to mitigate it.

Fanning the digital bonfire debate on online-offline political engagements

Unlike the classic, wodden bonfire in an African home, there was a digital bonfire at the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) social media conference around the discussion on the topic; More than Slacktivism: Translating Online Activism To Constructive Political Engagement.