Navigating the question of protection for internally displaced persons (IDPs) require significant attention to their concerns in developing sustainable solutions. In certain instances, relocation may be resisted. Such resistance may be symptomatic of certain issues that need to be addressed. With a specific focus on the Bududa residents in the Mt. Elgon region of Uganda, this Policy Brief written by Onen David Ongwech examines the issue of resistance to relocation and advocates for rethinking protection strategies.
On 23 October 2019, the UN Secretary-General announced the establishment of a High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement in an event organised to mark the 10-anniversary of the adoption of the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Africa a.k.a Kampala Convention. Herein, I argue that the yet to be composed panel should look deeply into the vulnerabilities of refugees and focus on addressing the root causes of internal displacements.
The Kingdom of the Netherlands recently (7-8 October 2019) demonstrated its commitment to improving Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) for millions of people affected by conflicts and forced displacements through the first International Conference on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Crisis held in Amsterdam. I bring to you the (audio-recorded) speech of Dr. Olaro Charles, Director of Clinical Services at the Ministry of Health who represented the Government of the Republic of Uganda at the conference.
Since June 20 was declared World Refugee Day by the UN General Assembly in 2000 the number of refugees and other forced migrants has escalated dramatically. Uganda is currently hosting 1,257,729 refugees and asylum seekers (figures as of 30 April 2019) – the highest in Africa and equivalent to the population of Mauritius.
The 2-day in-depth and insightful symposium brought a blend of academics, practitioners, and policy makers including diplomats with a wealth of experience on current initiatives on the provision of Online Distance Learning (ODL) programmes to people forcefully displaced – including at-risk scholars unable to continue going about their routine academic work including.
Hits: 49Dear Reader, Warm greetings to you! Following a successfully 2018 and a short break to recuperate from a yearlong busy and rigorous oversight functions in the implementation of Refugee Law Project’s biggest grant titled “Securing Refugee-Host Relations in northern Uganda through Enhanced Protection”, I’m pleased to (re)connect to you in 2019 and fingers crossed that it
Hits: 53Editor’s Note: This post was originally published by SOAS Radio on July 26, 2017. Click HERE to download the episode. Dear Listeners, In this episode, SOAS Refugee Forum proudly presents an insightful discussion on Uganda’s Refugee Management Policy in an exclusive interview with Mrs. Charity Ahumuza Onyoin. For researchers, practitioners, human rights defenders, and policy makers interested in
Hits: 79Editor’s Note: This post was originally published by SOAS Radio on June 16, 2017. Dear Friends and Colleagues, Greetings from SOAS Radio. As you’re possibly aware, June 20 is World Refugee Day. On this day, we honor the courage, determination, and resilience of refugees as they flee from conflicts, violence and persecutions from their homelands. Ahead