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Fears in Uganda over coronavirus outbreak in refugee settlements

In country hosting most refugees in Africa, support for refugee-led groups and local leaders is key amid COVID-19 fight. Jambiel Mani Jambiel, a 44-year-old South Sudanese living in Uganda‘s Kiryandongo refugee settlement, is worried about the new coronavirus spreading in close quarters where physical distancing is nearly impossible. Mostly, however, he is afraid that [...]

Wise Words from the Youth: UN Security Council Open Debate on Youth, Peace and Security

This week, on 27th April 2020, under the presidency of the Dominican Republic, the United Nations Security Council held an open video conference on Youth, Peace and Security.  The debate builds on the landmark resolution 2250, which was passed almost 5 years ago. There were 4 briefers at the debate: [...]

Peacebuilding in South Sudan looks to refugees in Uganda

Nearly 900,000 South Sudanese refugees currently live in Uganda, where many live in waiting for an implemented peace agreement. By raising civil consciousness and challenging stereotypes learnt at home, South Sudanese NGOs have rolled-out peacebuilding work in Ugandan refugee settlements since the war erupted in 2013. What exactly are [...]

YEI is 2018 Peace Direct’s Tomorrow Peacebuilders’ Award Recipient

The Young Adult Empowerment Initiatives (YEI) was one of the three recipients of 2018 Peace Direct’s Tomorrow Peace-builders’ awards in the youth-led peace building category for our grassroots peace-building in Uganda’s refugee settlements. Our Exec. Director, Gatwal Gatkuoth traveled to New York for peace-building related meetings at the United Nations [...]