Care and Assistance for forced Migrants (CAFOMI), UNHCR and Medical Teams International (MTI) officials at Kanara Reception Centre, Ntoroko District on Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 sent off the 76th Convoy of 34 persons of concern (12 males and 22 females) from 24 families to Kyaka II settlement camp in Kyegegwa District. The convoy was accompanied by the UNHCR and MTI Teams and they traveled an estimate of 180.3 KM from Ntoroko District to Kyegegwa District, in Western Uganda.
Kanara Reception Centre is located in Kanara Town council, Ntoroko district, surrounded by Semuliki National Park and on the Lake Albert shores, bordered by Democratic Republic of Congo to the west and north, Kibale District to the east, Kabarole District to the south and Bundibugyo District to the south west.
The Reception centre is managed by CAFOMI with funding from UNHCR, they receive new-arrival Asylum seekers from DRC, carry out screening in conjunction with Immigration and Security teams, provide new arrivals with adequate and favorable reception conditions, including safe and secure accommodation, Food items- the High Energy Biscuits supplies by WFP, basic package of core relief items (CRIs), receipt of protection assistance and quality integrated health services provided by Medical Teams International.
The Persons of Concern (POCs) are later re-located to Kyaka 11 refugee settlement where they access multi sectorial services including quality education, protection, health care, accessibility to sufficient clean Water, proper Sanitation and Hygiene services and livelihood interventions among others.
CAFOMI with aid support continues to fill the gaps between humanitarian assistance service provision, to the POCs to ensure they live dignified lives to acceptable international standards and positively contribute to the development of their host communities.
Mugarura Shawn Nicholas May 2019.