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Congolese refugees arrested for selling relief items

Police in Hoima have arrested three Congolese refugees on allegations of theft and selling of relief items.  

Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson says that the suspects, who escaped from Kyangwali refugee settlement area, were arrested after a tip-off from traders that they were selling blankets, mattresses, saucepans and basins, which had been donated to refugees by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). 

A UNHCR official watches as a consignment of relief aid gets airlifted to Uganda recently

Hakiza says that the three; whose names he did not reveal for fear of jeopardising investigations, stole the items from fellow refugees.    

Hakiza says police has several times received information of refugees selling most of the donated relief items in the areas of Kiryatete, Lusaka, Bujumbura and Kijungu in Hoima. 
A recent mini-survey by UNHCR in Kyangwali revealed that items bearing logos of humanitarian agencies are cheaply sold to communities. Some of the items include food, mats, blankets, delivery kits and detergents.

The World Food Programme and other humanitarian agencies provide the food and other non-food items to every refugee family head, depending on the number of dependents he or she has.


+1 #1 Akot 2018-05-13 18:31
Museveni controls every riches & donations to Uganda, loots-sells whatever he wants to whoever he wants too!

I met Congolese women yesterday who don't believe thier people are fleeying to take refuge in Uganda, yet they too, have imposed themselves in this European country & have been given accommodation, kids go to school, take public transport, go for free medicat care...& never want to talk about DRCongo anymore!

Every one who can will continue to take advantage of aid for refugees: Europeans take billions of money from asylum seekers!

Libyans involved in refugee trade are today millionairs!

Yet, the biggest winner is UN with officials living so well like dictators-useless rulers do!

It's not good leaders the reason refugees are all over, but dictators-bad rulers, right?

What if UN makes good governance conditional in all member states?

Will this destroy the world?
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