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Starting Over in Bidibidi

An Interview with South Sudanese Refugee, Nema Nyoka Keni

July 13, 2017
Danielle Etter

Atrocities of War

There is no easy way to put it. Since July 2016 when fighting once again broke out in Juba, the people of South Sudan have been starved to death and murdered outright. Gun fire, throats slit, locked in their homes and burned alive. There are now 290,000 people at risk of dying from malnutrition due to the destruction of farms and the blocking of aid. Many go to aid tents, just to be gunned down.

“…when fighting started in South Sudan, life became very bad. You find you lost your parents, that is the first thing...

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Two Inspiring Stories for World Refugee Day

Equipping Refugees by Liberating Human Potential

June 20, 2017
Background

Since 2011, RMF has been inspiring hope in the young people of Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement and the host community, by offering skills training at our Panyadoli Vocational Training Institute (PVTI). The program started, as suggested by the community, with training in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy and Tailoring and Garment Cutting, and has grown to offer two more courses: Carpentry and Joinery and Bricklaying and Concrete Practice. After completing the three-month training program, students take DIT examinations to be certified in their field of study. Many graduates have gone on to start successful businesses or join established companies...

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Yusuf Bisiku

Healing Found at Panyadoli Health Centre

December 28, 2016

Yusuf Bisiku

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Yusuf Bisiku is a three-and-a-half-year-old boy; a refugee living at Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement in Uganda. Yusuf had symptoms of malaria and he was vomiting. After an investigation by RMF’s laboratory technicians, he was diagnosed with severe malaria and being underweight. He looked like a much younger child. After the diagnosis, Yusuf was immediately put on treatment.

Yusuf’s mother explained that they did not have enough food since fleeing South Sudan. They survived on water and biscuits and some food begged from well-wishers they found along the way. The whereabouts of Yusuf’s...

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What Liberation Looks Like

Fatuma's Story

July 25, 2016
JL Wright

Thoughts from a Mom

Real Stories Hitting Home

My life these days looks pretty standard “stay-at-home-parent” crazy. Up and down all night, early wake up calls, bottles of milk, lots of cartoons, coloring pages, and book-reading. And let’s not forget stroller pushing, Batman-mobile riding, and kiddie-pool swimming or popsicles underneath the shade of the front porch on a hot Summer afternoon.

I love my kiddos. I’ve found my true calling as a mom, there’s nothing more amazing than watching these two little gifts grow and learn and change with each passing day. There’s also nothing more scary than when one...

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A New Perspective on a Simple Thing

Can a Sewing Machine Change a Life?

July 04, 2016
JL Wright

Something Simple

A Big Impact

If you had asked yesterday what a sewing machine was to me, I would’ve told you that mine was a birthday gift from my husband, stored now in the recesses of my closet as my life is filled to the brim with taking care of my two baby boys. I would’ve said it was something I would take out from time to time to mend a seam, sew a bag, or stitch a headband.

But that was yesterday.

That was before I started reading about how things so trivial to me, such as sewing machines...

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Uganda

One of the Best Places to be a Refugee

May 22, 2016

The Real Medicine Foundation is at work in one of the largest refugee settlements in Uganda, Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement, as Implementing Partner for Healthcare for UNHCR.

Watch Uganda: ‘One of the best places to be a refugee’ by clicking HERE.

" On behalf of the UNHCR Representative to Uganda, please find below a link to a recent article that aired on BBC Worlds News on Uganda’s approach to refugee management and protection. The video formed part of the BBC’s current ‘People on the Move’ series, covering forced displacement and migration in the lead up to the World Humanitarian...

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UNHCR Uganda Newsletter: Issue 2

Refugee Resilience

April 27, 2016
UNHCR

“…The theme for this edition is “Refugee Resilience”, showcasing the message that refugees are strong, talented people who, through no fault of their own have been forced to live through extraordinary circumstances, and have gone on from those experiences to make powerful, positive contributions to Ugandan society. This was covered by articles submitted by UNHCR staff as well as partners from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Alice Albright CEO of the Global Partnership for Education and UK Minister for Africa James Duddridge MP.” – Charlie Yaxley

Read this edition here.

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UNHCR Uganda Update on Burundi

February 28 - March 3

March 21, 2016

On behalf of the UNHCR Representative to Uganda, please find attached the latest UNHCR Uganda updates on the Burundi.

 

Highlights:
Burundi
  • The number of new arrivals from Burundi remains stable, though with weekly fluctuations. This week, a total of 344 individuals were received in Nakivale, a decrease from last week’s 637 individuals. Another 37 individuals (14 households) arrived in Kyaka II through Mirama Hills.
  • Most of the arrivals came from Bujumubura and neighboring areas, with others from a new area called Ngagara.
  • The new arrivals report that are fleeing politically motivated violence characterized by killings, rape, looting and kidnap...
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Launch of LLITNS Distribution

Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement

March 19, 2016

On March 14th, 2016, RMF, Windle Trust, OPM, and UNHCR gave gifts to the best candidates who participated in the competition of mosquito hang up campaigns in all school in the camp. The gifts included books labeled RMF, bed sheets labeled RMF, Mosquito nets, t-shirts labeled RMF, and school bags labeled RMF. They started with Bidongo primary, went to Panyadoli Hills primary, Arnold primary, Canrom primary, St.Bakitha primary, and Panyadoli SSSas seen below:




The competion was all about drawing the homestead which is well organised in preventing malaria, also demontrating how to use...

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World AIDS Day

Educating and Protecting the Community

December 01, 2015
Dr. Martina Fuchs

It was beautiful and touching to join the ‪World AIDS Day celebrations at Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement, ‪Uganda, today, especially our Community Clinic Outreach Team, living positively with HIV. It takes tremendous courage to come out as HIV+ this openly, to take responsibility, to protect loved ones, and to educate the community.

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