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In the News (Thu 26 Apr 18)

  District Information Portal :: Bundibugyo District
Bundibugyo – Fort Portal road links between the Districts to the rest of the Country.
This part of Congo and the accessible interior have an estimated population of 340,000 people (three times that of Bundibugyo) and it is dependent on various services rendered in Bundibugyo District, e.g.
Bundibugyo district has only one Hospital with a total bed capacity of 144 and average out Patients Department attendance of 200 people per day.
www.bundibugyo.go.ug   (483 words)

 Uganda - OCHA: 10-Jun-03
Bundibugyo needs more humanitarian attention The tribal clashes between mainly the Lendu and Bahema (commonly referred to as Hema) have been going on for over four decades.
Additionally, Bundibugyo is a district recovering from the ADF conflict that, at its climax, had an estimated 120,000 (3/4 of the district population) displaced persons living in camps.
It should be noted though, that OPM does not favor food distribution at this time to the caseload residing at the border area, due to the congestion of gathering points and security concerns related to proximity to the border.
www.cidi.org /humanitarian/hsr/03a/ixl124.html   (3763 words)

 Bundibugyo District :: Background Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Bundibugyo District is located in the Western Region of Uganda.
Bundibugyo district covers and area of 2,338 Sq Km.
The Rwenzururu: The roots of the sense of injustice felt by some members of Bakonzo and Bamba groups lie in the colonial period when they were subjected to the domination of Toro Kingdom which covered the present districts of Kasese and Bundibugyo.
www.udg.or.ug /DIP/Bundibugyo/background   (299 words)

 Uganda District Information Portal (DIP) - Health Sector
YUSUF Bulitwa, a resident of Bumatte village, Bundibugyo district was a small scale farmer who grew coffee and sold second hand clothes in Bundibugyo central market to supplement his income.
Bundibugyo district, located on the foothills of Rwenzori Mountain in western Uganda, is home to the predominantly agricultural Bakonzo and Bamba communities.
Bundibugyo is a leading producer of cocoa in the country and other cash crops like coffee and palm oil.
www.dip.go.ug /english/news?more=57   (449 words)

 Bundibugyo District :: Comparative Advantage
Bundibugyo District receives plenty of rainfall, has fertile soils and therefore production of domesticated hot cultural highly valued crops like vanilla, moringa, plums trees, and cocoa is highly favoured.
The Staple Cash Crops of Bundibugyo district are Cassava, Moringa oleifera, Millet, vanilla, Rice, Cocoa, Irish Potatoes, a little Coffee being re-activated, Maize, Bananas and Palm trees.
Bundibugyo district has had several achievements, worth mentioning is the formation of 24 farming groups and restocking with improved breeds and seeds, which has helped to boost the district's agricultural and economic stand.
www.bundibugyo.go.ug /opportunities/comparative.htm   (273 words)

 10. Uganda
Bundibugyo district is facing a major public health crisis according to this report.
This is caused by; the constant influx of newcomers, severe overcrowding, restricted amounts of water of unknown quality (3.0 litres/day of water) and few latrines (which were shared between 25 and 534 people).
Overall, the population most at risk is that in the western district of Bundibugyo, where there is a public health crisis as a result of displacement caused by insecurity (category IIa).
www.unsystem.org /scn/archives/rnis27/ch11.htm   (1641 words)

 UGANDA: IRIN Special Report on the ADF rebellion [19991208]
Trapped between the mountains and the vast Ituri forest extending well into Congo, Bundibugyo is tucked away in a remote part of Uganda at the foot of the Rwenzori mountain range close to the Congolese border.
Self-defence units are undergoing highly visible training in Bundibugyo town - intended to boost confidence among civilians.
In Bundibugyo town, the situation of the displaced people is much more fluid depending on the level of ADF activity, WFP's Joel Kibe told IRIN.
www.africa.upenn.edu /Hornet/irin-120899c.html   (2219 words)

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By contrast, matters in Bundibugyo are far from resolved, according to the Kabarole Research Centre (KRC), an indigenous NGO engaged in peace initiatives in western Uganda.
Nearly 70 percent of the population of that district is still living in camps, fearing rebel attacks, despite the relative calm which has prevailed for over a year, according to the KRC, which carried out an assessment of the IDP situation in the west in March.
Aid organisations moved into western districts area at the height of the ADF insurgency to meet the health, water, sanitation and nutritional needs of the IPS, who had initially taken refuge in the towns but were subsequently moved to camps when their numbers surged.
www.irinnews.org /report.asp?ReportID=28012   (2868 words)

 The Human Rights Reporter 1999
The rebels directed their attacks towards the towns because of the strong UPDF presence within the mountains.12 In December the town of Bundibugyo was virtually isolated as frequent attacks by the rebels had reduced traffic to a minimum.
Within the first half of 1999 ADF rebels were particularly proliferate in their attacks within the southwest of the country, mainly in the Bundibugyo and Kasese districts.
Mugisa Joseph and Sonza Justus, "UPDF, ADF fight on in Bundibugyo," The Monitor, 12 December 1999, pp.1-2.
www.ned.org /grantees/fhri/99annual/ch3.html   (3510 words)

 Batwa: First Ever School Built for the Pygmies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
But Pederson's revisit to Bundibugyo in 1999 renewed hope of the pygmies, whose affinity to acquire basic education had been awakened by the prospect of having their own school.
So, on April 7, 2005, buoyant Batwa children, their parents and residents gathered at Ntandi SDA Integrated Primary School in Bundibugyo to witness a landmark event-the official launch of the first ever school built for the pygmies.
Bundibugyo's inspector of schools, Peter Bamwitirebye, spoke in high praise of the sh58m school and promised that the local government will help maintain the school's standard.
www.unpo.org /news_detail.php?arg=10&par=2435   (794 words)

 New Vision Online : Bundibugyo glows from strife   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Located on the western rift valley floor, Bundibugyo is shielded by an everlasting stretch of successive green ranges of Mount Rwenzori.
Bundibugyo town is filled with makeshift wooden eating-places and down-market lodges.
After the war, an influx of international and national non-governmental organisations rushed in aid of Bundibugyo's damaged economic and political structures, infrastructure, health and education sectors.
www.newvision.co.ug /D/9/223/429337   (686 words)

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The number of people staying in camps in Bundibugyo District is growing as many people are returning from neighboring districts to settle in camps nearer to their homesteads.
In Bundibugyo, the displaced are reportedly moving to different camps and seeking protection in the two main towns of Bundibugyo and Nyahuka.
Some Bundibugyo residents are leaving the District for Kabarole and Kasese although the numbers do not appear significant at this time.
www.idpproject.org /Sites/idpSurvey.nsf/wViewCountries/0DFCE63AEC68B192C1256B9400443FED   (638 words)

 Bread and Water for Africa - Uganda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The pipeline was able to supply much needed water to those displaced by the fighting and should cause a dramatic improvement in the health of the population for years to come.
Bundibugyo district continues to be harassed by ADF rebels.
In recent months, the level of the violence has decreased somewhat, but not to the point where people feet free to return to their homes in the villages.
www.africanrelief.org /bundibugyo.html   (350 words)

 News Archives
Displaced people in western Uganda's Bundibugyo District are struggling to cope with the arrival since March of some 11,000 refugees from the war-torn Ituri District of neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to a report by the Kampala-based Refugee Law Project (RLP).
While the refugees are keen to stay with their cattle and continue a familiar way of life along the border, and locals are "showing a willingness to host them" despite the difficulties, the Ugandan government has said it will not assist the refugees unless they move to a settlement about 200 km to the east.
Ugandan Minister of State for Refugees Helen Aporu told IRIN that government representatives would travel to Bundibugyo this week to discuss the refugee situation, but said Ugandan law was very clear that they had to be settled in camps in order to receive help.
www.usaforunhcr.org /usaforunhcr/archives.cfm?ID=703&cat=Archives   (378 words)

 AEGiS-NV: Bundibugyo Shuns HIV Test
The state of the art may have changed since the publication date.
People in Bundibugyo district shun testing for HIV/AIDS inspite of having a high prevalence rate.
Malyam Matovu, the chairperson of Bundibugyo association of women living with HIV/AIDS said this recently while meeting ActionAid and Italian donors.
www.aegis.com /news/nv/2003/NV031008.html   (337 words)

 Uganda: Heavy Rebel Presence in Bundibugyo, but no siege, 3/23/1999   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
NAIROBI, 23 March (IRIN) - Humanitarian sources on Tuesday denied press reports that Bundibugyo, situated at the foot of Uganda's Ruwenzori mountains on its border with DRC, is under siege.
Although there is a heavy presence of rebels in the area, the sources said, the siege claims "are not true".
It is also working with the authorities on possible relocation of the IDPs since the camp in Bundibugyo is overwhelmed.
www.africa.upenn.edu /Hornet/irin_32399d.html   (316 words)

 Short term Missions Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
This is an intense cross-cultural experience where you eat, reside, and breathe with Ugandan families and students.
Interns in Bundibugyo will be working with the students of Christ School staying in dorms with the students and helping teach classes.
WHM began working in Uganda in 1983 in the capital of Kampala and gradually worked its way westward to the remote and isolated Bundibugyo district that borders the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
www.whm.org /missions-ugandaintern.shtml   (535 words)

 Uganda Wildlife Authority   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Semuliki National Park is an eastern extension of the vast Ituri Forest and forms part of the forest continuum during the climatic upheavals of the Pleistocene, this is one of the richest areas for both flora and fauna in Africa.
Semuliki National Park is situated in the remote corner of extreme west of Uganda, in bundibugyo District.
From the Taxi Park, board one of the pick-up trucks for Bundibugyo and stop at Sempaya Gate, which is well sign posted.
www.uwa.or.ug /semlikinat.html   (786 words)

 Update No. 99/01 on ICRC Activities in Uganda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The prevailing situation is likely to continue in the coming months as the population will only consider returning to their original dwellings once security has been restored.
The camps where they are living are overcrowded and problems of hygiene, sanitation, lack of non-food items and inadequate medical monitoring of the displaced population have been reported.
The ICRC is planning to set up an office structure in Bundibugyo at the end of June with a permanent presence of three expatriates and a national staff team.
www.icrc.org /Web/eng/siteeng0.nsf/iwpList449/7FECB47D2538AE56C1256B66005CF622   (2139 words)

 Cholera in the News
The Ministry of Health said in a statement yesterday that 223 were affected as the epidemic rapidly spread in the western districts bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
In the districts neighbouring Bundibugyo there were still some reported cases despite drastic falls since the outbreak.
The first cases in Bundibugyo were mostly UPDF soldiers who had come from Kasese.
www.ugandamission.net /health/news/cholera.html   (1718 words)

 Uganda Survey
On July 30th Jeff, Ronald and I went to Bundibugyo to visit with a Christian leader their.
Bundibugyo is about 4 kilometers from the Congolese border.
We were not allowed to go into the Congo because of the war, but we did get a good look across the border from the mountain road.
ugandasurvey.blogspot.com   (2192 words)

 Between a Rock and a Hard Place? Responding to IDP Food Needs in Uganda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
In July 1997 in Bundibugyo, western Uganda, ActionAid responded to the needs of people displaced by rebel activity, initially with a temporary shelter and health/hygiene programme.
Most people in Bundibugyo were not familiar with maize and did not know how to cook it.
There was no grain mill on the Bundibugyo side of the Rwenzori mountains, and there is little or no tradition or knowledge of hand grinding.
www.ennonline.net /fex/08/fa24.html   (1628 words)

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NAIROBI, 21 Nov 2001 (IRIN) - Continued heavy rains, flooding and landslides in Bundibugyo District, western Uganda, are hindering the delivery of urgently needed relief food to over 60,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) living in camps in the district, according to relief workers.
Namulindwa said there were some areas of Bundibugyo which were particularly prone to landslides due to the hilly terrain.
Anticipating an outbreak of cholera, MSF-F and the Bundibugyo District Health Authority had established a mobile clinic in Ntandi camp, it said.
irinnews.org /report.asp?ReportID=15546&SelectRegion=East_Africa&...   (539 words)

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Bundibugyo was already hosting some 8,000 Congolese and about 100,000 Ugandans displaced by the war being waged by the Ugandan rebel Allied Democratic Forces.
The international NGO Action Against Hunger (AAH) on Friday put the number of refugees who had crossed to Bundibugyo at 8,000, and cited reports of people in Ituri “going from house to house...
Another group reportedly crossed further north and were now scattered along a 50 km stretch between Ntoroko and Rubashiengu, 90 km north of Bundibugyo, she said.
www.irinnews.org /report.asp?ReportID=1478&SelectRegion=East_Africa&SelectCountry=UGANDA   (485 words)

 BBC News | AFRICA | ADF rebels attack Ugandan camp   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The rebels, a coalition of an Islamist sect and a formally defunct Ugandan rebel group who say they are fighting to overthrow President Yoweri Museveni, have recently stepped up their activity in western Uganda.
The military has yet to make an official comment on the attack, which is the latest incident in a recent upsurge of ADF activity in western Uganda.
In November the Ugandan army launched a major operation, named "Mountain Sweep", in an effort to destroy the rebel bases in the Ruwenzori Mountains which straddle the common border with the Democratic Republic of Congo.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/africa/606766.stm   (307 words)

 Bundibugyo Districtv :: Administrative Structures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Administratively, Bundibugyo is divided in 3 Counties, 10 Sub-Counties, 46 Parishes and 430 Villages as shown on the district map.
Bundibugyo District was formed 1974 under the regime of President Idi Amin.
Rwenzori which became Kasese, for Bakonzo and Semuliki which became Bundibugyo for the Bamba community.
www.udg.or.ug /DIP/Bundibugyo/administration   (108 words)

 Weekly Round-Up - IRINCEA-178: 13-Jun-03
Of the 11,000 people who the UNHCR had estimated were displaced into Bundibugyo, bordering southern Ituri, 97 had agreed to move to the Kyaka II refugee camp for relief aid.
She added that this was because some had family connections in Bundibugyo, while others were waiting to return to Ituri when a comprehensive peacekeeping force was assembled.
By 6 June, however, continuing ethnic clashes in Ituri were resulting in a steady increase of refugees fleeing into Bundibugyo, worsening an already critical humanitarian situation in the district, according to the latest humanitarian update by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
www.cidi.org /humanitarian/irin/ceafrica/03a/ixl22.html   (3029 words)

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