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With funding from the Belgian Development Cooperation (DGD), Oxfam has been able to support over 300 refugees including Damali with opportunities to be self-reliant including providing business cash grants, vocational skills training as well as agricultural input.
Kennedy Ayizuru is no different from other youth refugees who entered Uganda amidst uncertainty in South Sudan, close to 4years ago. Kennedy Ayisuru, a single male youth fled his home in Morobo county South Sudan and is now living in Bidibidi, Yumbe district. He ran from his home country with his...
Isaac Gereny is a 24-year-old refugee from South Sudan. He fled his home with his mother and five siblings in 2016, when fresh fighting broke out; and he is currently living in Bidibidi refugee settlement in Uganda. He successfully completed a vocational skills training course in tailoring and...
There was a time when I was a housewife; I totally depended on my husband to provide for me and my children, and he would buy everything in the home. This caused many quarrels in the home, between my husband and I; he used to say that he was tired of me begging him for every single need. I also got...
Masika Nzanzu Tantine is a 25-year-old Congolese refugee living in Kyaka II Refugee Settlement who fled the Democratic Republic of Congo with her 2 children after the tragic death of her husband when fighting broke out in her country in 2019. “When I saw my husband die, I had no choice but to run...
Ruhabu Maniraguha is an 18-year-old refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo and currently resides in Kyaka II refugee settlement, Kyegegwa district. She, together with her family are among thousands of refugees who fled their home country due to the insurgency resulting from there. She is a...
Originally from Upari village, Maiwi sub-county in South Sudan, Mark fled South Sudan in 2014 when fighting broke out, and he settled in Kyangwali settlement, where one of the major challenges he and the refugee community faced was limited access to safe and clean water. He narrates his experience...
In May 2020, over 10,000 people in Kasese district were displaced and lives were lost when the banks of Rivers Mobuku and Nyamwamba burst. Oxfam and local partner Foundation for Urban and Rural Advancement (FURA) were able to provide life-saving support to over 1,000 victims, even in hard-to-reach...
Through skills-building trainings such as this, all members of the community are brought together, including refugees and nationals and this works towards the promotion of peaceful coexistence within the community. “Before the group was formed, I was hesitant to communicate with the refugees,...