Addressing Beautiful Arua

Community Development Centre (CDC), what3words and HumanTech Innovation Lab (HTiL) are working together to bring 3-word addresses to refugee settlements in the Arua District of Uganda through the Addressing Beautiful Arua campaign. The goal of the Addressing Beautiful Arua campaign […]

Empowering refugees to legally work in their host country

Uganda Refugee Response villages

Uganda is known for having introduced a progressive refugee hosting policy. Designed to allow for the freedom of movement for refugees. In addition to the right to work for those who have settled within its boundaries. Within the refugee settlements, […]

Genocide, hate speech, and the Rohingya: Key takeaways from UN probe on Myanmar (IRIN)

The take away from this excellent report is…every person – each one of us – needs to take responsibility for what is brought to our attention.  To do whatever we can so that injustice and horrors like this are not […]

Disembarkation platforms

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  Disembarkation platforms & controlled centers Disembarkation platforms and controlled centers are concepts that have been explored at recent EU meetings. What would the main objectives of the proposed regional disembarkation platforms be? The concept of regional disembarkation platforms has […]

Psychosocial support for refugee children in Uganda

refugee children in school

It has been estimated that around sixty percent of the South Sudanese refugees currently hosted in Uganda are children. Uganda is in East Africa, which has a population of roughly 369 million people. Child refugees have faced many challenges as […]

Forum on Migration Statistics

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The International Organization for Migration, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development organised the first-ever International Forum on Migration Statistics in January 2018. Migration Statistics Hosted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation […]

Detention of Refugees & Migrants in Libya

https://euobserver.com/migration/141464

“EU and UN, where is your endorsement of this MSF statement? And why have  you failed to declare yourselves similarly!” Stop arbitrary detention of refugees and migrants disembarked in Libya – Libya | ReliefWeb Médecins Sans Frontières Médecins Sans Frontières […]

The orphans of so-called Islamic State left in Libyan limbo (IRIN) … Time for those who can, to do more than “no harm” (HTiL)

“The government, the international community, and [aid] organisations all deluded us,” said Raiss, who began caring for the children on what was meant to be a temporary basis in late 2016. “[International organisations] all talked about humanity, charity, and amnesty […]

China & African Aid & Development

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The China in Africa weekly podcast with Shanta Bloemen, Eric and Cobus considers China’s new aid agenda in Africa. Bloemen spent more than 20 years working in Africa and Asia with UNICEF. Together they explore how the entire philosophy about […]

Mandarin Skills For African Students

https://qz.com/1113559/confucius-institutes-in-africa-are-nurturing-mandarin-speakers-with-pro-china-views/

Forty universities in Africa are providing free Mandarin language courses to students. These classes are facilitated by the Confucius Institute who have adopted flexible teaching patterns in keeping with the local environment that they are working in. Along with the Mandarin language, […]