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 PoCs by partners at Bwera-Nyamambuka Holding Center i.e. UNHCR, UNWFP, OPM, CAFOMI, MTI, ALIGHT, URCS, ICRC, AIRD, GEDA-Uganda, Kasese Scouts, DLG, UPF and NRC. Greater efforts are being made and coordination directed towards ensuring safety and well-being of the Persons of Concern (PoCs).
Without safe water, refugees are exposed to diseases & infection. There’s inadequate safe water supply at Nyamambuka HC due to pipeline line burst along the transmission mains. Therefore there is urgent need to install a 10,000 ltr PVC tank to enhance water storage capacity and ensure continued availability and supply of safe water to the PoCs.
Due to unstable water supply refugee women and children at Bwera- Nyamambuka HC, walk almost half a KM to collect rain water. They waste a lot of valuable time in walking and the long queues. They need urgent support.
We thank our partners who have tremendously supported us to respond to emergencies in Kasese, Kisoro and Bundibugyo.