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.
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.
Hits: 5136Download PDF Version Editor’s Note: This message was modified from Refugee Law Project’s message published on May 29, 2019. On Saturday 27 April 2019, Refugee Law Project (RLP) joined the citizens of the Netherlands living in Uganda and elsewhere in celebrating King’s Day. This important national holiday in the Netherlands marks the birth in 1885
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: 27Editor’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: 57Editor’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