Are COVID-19 awareness campaigns working?

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In Uganda, there has been many efforts to raise awareness about COVID-19 to halt the spread of the virus. But, how much information has reached refugees about protecting themselves and others from the virus? And to what extent has false … Continued

Lives vs Livelihood: Refugees in Uganda – Part 3

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In the previous two articles (Lives vs Livelihood: Refugees in Uganda – Part 1 and Part 2), we discussed the effect of the lock-down on business and employment. This article will be about agricultural activities and whether there have been … Continued

Lives vs Livelihood: Refugees in Uganda – Part 2

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In the last article (https://l-ift.com/lives-vs-livelihood-refugees-in-uganda-part-1/), we presented findings on the implications of the lock-down on employment of the refugees in Uganda. In this article, we will discuss the effects of the lock-down on business. In the RISE diaries study in … Continued

Lives vs Livelihood: Refugees in Uganda – Part 1

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The current pandemic has forced many countries to be put under strict lock-down. This will hopefully avoid the disease to spread in the country or at least to reduce the pressure on the fragile health systems, especially in less developed … Continued

Lock-down and the Law enforcers: Refugees in Uganda

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In Uganda the government imposed a lock-down to prevent Covid-19 spreading on 30th March. In our financial diaries study with refugees in Uganda, we added lock-down related questions as soon as possible after it has been imposed. These interviews took … Continued

Refugee Food distribution during COVID 19

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The limited outbreak of the Corona virus in Uganda was followed by the government implementing a lockdown. As a result of the lock-down rules a new way of Refugee Food distribution needed to be developed for Nakivale and Kiryandongo settlements. … Continued

Thiès in the time of COVID-19

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 Face-masks: a new business opportunity   Jean Paul used to work as a supervisor for L-IFT in Senegal and now again works part-time for L-IFT coordinating The Corner Shop project in Senegal. He informed us that in Thiès, 70 km … Continued

What worries Refugees in Uganda most about COVID-19?

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As mentioned in previous blogs, in the financial diaries with refugees in Uganda we implemented some Covid-19 related questions just before and just after lock-down on 30th March was imposed. The largest worries were that ‘The prices will go up’ … Continued

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