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    IAWG Launches Call To Action

    The inter agency working group on disaster preparedness in East and Central Africa (IAWG) has launched a regional Call To Action targeting the Inter-Governmental Authority for Development (IGAD) meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia that began on the 19th and will be running to 21st of January 2017. The paper titled Lesson Learned? An Urgent Call […]

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    Dome slabs innovation helps keep disease at bay in Tanzanian refugee camps

    By Mary Mndeme and Bill Marwa Over 177,000 people have fled from Burundi to Tanzania since the country descended into violence over a year ago. At least a third of those now live in the Nyarugusu camp, the third largest refugee resettlement located in Kigoma region, North western Tanzania. Aid agencies have made significant efforts […]

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    In Pursuit of a New Identity

    By Dorah Ntunga “The only thing that keeps you going when you are a refugee is hope, for better days and peace. I know this because I have spent the biggest part of my life as a refugee.” This are the first words that 30-year-old Oyet Mathew a refugee from Torit in South Sudan spoke […]

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    An Uncommon Determination

    By Dorah Ntunga/Oxfam Uganda 28 year Achiro Alice is a mother of 5 children- three of her own, 2 adopted from her late sister and currently expecting her 6th child. . She lost her husband in the recent fighting and now has to take care of these children, the eldest being 7years!

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    Hope In The Midst of Distress

    By Dorah Ntunga Growing up, I dreamt of becoming a doctor. Now all I dream about is the safety of my parents and brothers. Sometimes I dream that they are around but when I wake up, the grim reality of being alone sometimes paralyses me and I want to stop these dreams. I wish I […]

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    Being a model farmer is a dream come true

    Just over 3 years ago, there was no hope for success for Edward Malunguja (31) who was doing traditional subsistence rice farming on 2 acres rented farm “with little yield.” The story is different now to this married father of four from Nyitundu village in Northern Tanzania who plans to start constructing his own house […]

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