CAFOMI and partners would like to thank Bishop Francis A. Kibira, Catholic Bishop-Kasese Diocese for his donation towards refugees at Nyamambuka HC. Whilst on his visit to the Holding centre this afternoon, the bishop donated a metric ton of cassava flour & 600 Kg of beans.
Asylum seekers from the Eastern DRC-North-kivu crossed into Uganda through kitholhu, Karambi and Mpondwe sub-counties in Kasese District on Sunday 3rd-Apr-2022. About 3,220 individuals/asylum seekers crossed to Uganda through various porous borders and temporarily resettled in Villages of Kisololo, Busigha, Kasinga, Kisebere, Kiraro etc. in Kasese district. Major reason of flight was attributed to brutal attacks allegedly by ADF rebels on civilians in DRC.
Emergency Response services are offered to Persons of Concern (PoCs) by partners at Bwera- Nyamambuka Holding Center i.e. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, World Food Programme, Government of Uganda-Office of the Prime Minister, MTI, ALIGHT, URCS, ICRC, AIRD, GEDA-Uganda, Kasese Scouts, DLG, UPF and Norwegian Refugee Council
“Comfort one another in time of need.” Bishop Francis A. Kibira said. He called upon everyone, individuals & organisations to work together as Ugandans to support people who have taken refuge in our country.
He underscored the importance of love & sharing. “It does not matter how much you donate, but the heart one donates with. We should care for our brothers in need.” Bishop Francis A. Kibira appreciates support from everyone, but appeals for more.
Greater efforts are being made and coordination directed towards ensuring safety and well-being of everybody.