Uganda | Press Release | 18 July 2018

Posted: 
07/20/18
Themes: 
Migrant Assistance

SEBAGORO, UGANDA – 18 JULY 2018: In response to the large number of refugees fleeing into Uganda from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, IOM, the UN Migration Agency, has handed over life-saving and rescue equipment to the Marine Police Force of Uganda. This donation, first announced in March, was made possible by the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (UN-CERF) through IOM Uganda’s Rapid Response project for Congolese refugees.

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  • IOM Uganda Chief of Mission, Ali Abdi (right), hands over a box of VHF radios and accessories to Marine Police Deputy Commandant, Micheal Walwanga (left), at Sebagoro landing site in Kikuube district, western Uganda. Photo: Mary-Sanyu Osire / IOM

  • Police officers use children to demonstrate how to wear two of the life jackets donated by the IOM/UN-CERF project at Sebagoro landing site in Kikuube district, western Uganda. Photo: Mary-Sanyu Osire / IOM

  • The handover ceremony was attended by representatives from the refugee community, host community and local leaders. Photo: Mary-Sanyu Osire / IOM