National
Up to 3000 more Sudanese refugees enter Uganda
Publish Date: Apr 12, 2014
Up to 3000 more Sudanese refugees enter Uganda
Sudanese refugees registering on arrival at Ayilo refugee camp. Photo by Francis Emorut
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Francis Emorut                                        

Up to 3,000 more Sudanese refugees entered the country three days ago, bringing the total soc far to the 70,000 mark, the Uganda Red Cross Society has said.

Red Cross have registered a tootal of 70,000 refugees since tension broke out on December 15, 2013 in South Sudan following a coup attempt to overthrow President Salva Kir.

“The situation is still precarious and we still continue receiving refugees on daily basis,” Stephen Alatawa the operations manager of Uganda Red Cross Society based in Adjumani said.

The refugees crossed from Nimule up to Elegu border point.

The deputy commandant of Ayilo refugee camp, Johnson Okot said the camp is congested and they continue to receive more refugees.

The new refugees are relocated to Mungula new refugee site camp in Adjumani district.

Humanitarian agencies like United National High Commissioner for Refugees, Uganda Red Cross Society, World Food Programme, Oxam and others are providing interventions to alleviate the situations of refugees in Adjumani.

According to Uganda Red Cross Society officials 90% of the refugees are Dinkas and 60% of the total refugees are children.

Sudanese refugee children fetching clean and safe water installed by Uganda Red Cross Society on arrival at Ayilo refugee camp in Adjumani district. Photo by Francis Emorut

Other refugees are resettled at Ayilo resettlement camp.

Uganda Red Cross Society has installed piped water using new technology with the help of Germany Red Cross and Norway Red cross.

Children were drinkingclean and safe water from the taps installed by Uganda Red Cross Society.

 

The agency also provides psychosocial support to the traumatized refugees

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Nasasira not running in 2016 MP race
Eng. John Nasasira, 63, has said that he will not participate in the 2016 general elections, citing health-related reasons...
Uganda to participate in EAC regional festival
While flagging off the Ugandan Team on Friday last week, Wilson Muruli Mukasa, the Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) said the fest intends to provide a platform to showcase for art and culture as primary drivers of regional integration and sustainable development....
Top general assassinated in Burundi
A top Burundian general and close aide to President Pierre Nkurunziza was killed Sunday in a rocket attack on his car in the capital Bujumbura, officials and witnesses said....
NFA, NEMA organize Miss Earth Uganda 2015
The National Forestry Authority (NFA) in conjunction with National Environmental Management Authority (Nema) is organizing beauty pageant that aims to promote environmental awareness...
Kabale town gets sh3bn road touch-up
The government is tarmacking the main street of Kabale town at a cost of sh3bn, a moved that has attracted mixed reactions....
Club patron attacked at Guvnor, dies of injuries
The famous night spot, Guvnor, in Industrial Area, was Sunday morning the scene of an unfortunate incident when a patron died of his injuries after he was smashed with a glass....
Should faith based organisations be registered as Non-government organisations?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter