With amnesty off the table Ugandan rebels could remain in force

With amnesty off the table Ugandan rebels could remain in force

Gillian Lamunu – WNN Opinion (WNN/IWPR) Gulu, UGANDA, AFRICA: Last month, the Ugandan government dropped its 12-year-old amnesty for rebel combatants who decide to lay down their arms and renounce violence. On May 23, Interior Minister Hilary Onek extended the Amnesty Act for a further 12 months, but in a form that left out crucial clauses […]

Medical team helps refugees face heightened struggles in South Sudan

Medical team helps refugees face heightened struggles in South Sudan

WNN MDG Stories (WNN/IMC) Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA: The International Medical Corps is rapidly mobilizing to address urgent nutrition and disease prevention needs among rising refugee populations in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State. Since the start of 2012, the influx of refugees and returnees into South Sudan has risen dramatically, particularly in Upper Nile State, as […]

(Women and Child) Refugees Flee Famine-Stricken Somalia

(Women and Child) Refugees Flee Famine-Stricken Somalia

Michelle Norris with Ofeibea Quist-Arcton – NPR – National Public Radio – Tuesday, 26 July, 2011 (originally published 21 July) NPR’s Ofeibea Quist-Arcton talks with Michele Norris from the town of Dadaab on the Kenya-Somali border, which is the destination point for thousands of Somali refugees fleeing famine This week, the United Nations declared a […]