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DRC refugee influx stretching relief supplies

(IRIN) – An increasing caseload of refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is stretching food and non-food resources in western Uganda, say humanitarian officials. “The severity and duration of the crisis in the DRC is stretching the ability of many humanitarian agencies to meet the needs of people...
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Evictions leave former IDPs in limbo

Amid violent confrontations, some 6,000 people in northern Uganda who spent years displaced as the army pursued the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) have been forced to leave their newfound homes because they lie in what has become a wildlife reserve. “Where do you expect us to go? This was...
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Basua community battles for survival

The marginalized western Ugandan Basua community is fighting extinction; forcibly removed from their forest home two decades ago, they have struggled to cope with modern life and have been ravaged by health crises, including HIV. Uganda has two indigenous forest communities – the Batwa people of the southwest, a larger...
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