South Sudanese refugee plants trees in Uganda to help fight climate change
08 June 2019 | 6:33 am
South Sudanese refugee, Bidal Abraham uses his time in Uganda to promote a movement to conserve the environment. At 32-years-old he has already been forced to flee his home in South Sudan three times. Each time he made it safely to neighbouring Uganda but noticed a problem: there were always fewer trees.
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Thousands of children survive in the streets of Uganda’s capital Kampala by begging for money from road users. Residents are fed-up and city authorities are struggling to get the young ones off the busy roads.
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At a lakeside fishing village, 17-year-old Margaret Babirye cuddles her baby at lunchbreak before she returns to school. The young mother – and others like her who became pregnant during Uganda’s COVID-19 lockdown - are benefiting from a recent government decision to allow girls back into the classroom after they give birth. But the policy is meeting resistance from church leaders who argue that girls who are no longer "pure" could affect the morality of other children.
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Nationals from Tunisia and Ghana who have fled Ukraine have finally made it home with others who are set to follow. Tens of thousands of Africans have been stranded in war-torn Ukraine since Russia's invasion last week. And we speak to award winning Ugandan writer Kakwenza Rukirabashaija. The author has filed a case against Uganda in the East Arican Court of Justice. He was tortured over tweets in which he called the president's son obese and a curmudgeon.
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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has praised Poland for its "vital work" in responding to a migration crisis triggered by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
9 Mar 2022
In a crime that shocked Brazil, 24-year-old Congolese refugee Moise Mugenyi Kabagambe was beaten to death in January. The worker at a beach kiosk in Rio de Janeiro had simply asked that his employers pay his overdue wages. His brutal xenophobic killing highlights the deeply rooted racism in Brazilian society. According to the latest Atlas of Violence, in 2019 in Brazil, 77% of homicide victims were Black.
15 Mar 2022
Authorities in Berlin say they are struggling to cope with the massive influx of Ukrainian refugees arriving in the German capital. City officials called on the federal government to help transfer thousands of people to other parts of the country.
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German schools want to make sure that Ukrainian refugee children do not lose out on education. But after two years of COVID pandemic the system is already overstretched.
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In the three weeks since the outbreak of war in Ukraine, more than 3 million people have been forced to flee their homes to seek refuge abroad. To discuss parallels with previous conflicts, we speak to writer and anthropologist Maggie Paxson.
21 Mar 2022
Bitterly cold temperatures and floods in north-west Syria have worsened the plight of tens of thousands of internally displaced persons, destroying their tents, food and belongings in the midst of winter. DW's Birgitta Schülke reports.
26 Mar 2022
Human Rights Watch has published an extensive report alleging torture of detainees at "illegal" detention centers. Many of them are critics of the government.
25 Mar 2022
The US president met American troops stationed in Poland, before being briefed on aid efforts for Ukrainian refugees. Warsaw is hoping for a bigger NATO commitment in the wake of Russia's invasion of its neighbor.
2 Apr 2022
As the war in Ukraine continues, Europe is facing its fastest-growing refugee crisis since World War II. With the majority being women and children, there are growing concerns that they're a target for sex traffickers. Annette Young talks to Céline Schmitt from the UNHCR. Also how women villagers in Niger are being educated about the role they can play in the fight against jihadists.
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New Delhi has banned sharing links and clips to a BBC film about Prime Minister Modi. Now universities are cracking down on students trying to screen it.
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