United Oromo Refugees  Association in Egypt

Caaya Tokkummaa Baqattoota Oromoo Biyyaa Masrii
United Oromo Refugees Association- UORA-EGYPT

VOICE OF OROMO REFUGEES IN AFRICA MUST BE HEARD

  • In Yemen and Libya
    In Yemen and Libya
  • In Northern Kenya
    In Northern Kenya
  • In Yemen and Libya
    In Yemen and Libya
  • Through the Desert of Arabia
    Through the Desert of Arabia
  • Trafficked by Rashaaida
    Trafficked by Rashaaida
  • In Arabia and Sahara desert
    In Arabia and Sahara desert
  • In kakuma Camp kenya
    In kakuma Camp kenya
  • In Somaliland
    In Somaliland
  • In Djabouti
    In Djabouti
  • In Red sea,
    In Red sea,
  • In Nairobi Kenya
    In Nairobi Kenya
  • In Cairo Egypt
    In Cairo Egypt
  • In Tunisia
    In Tunisia
  • In Libya and Saloum
    In Libya and Saloum
  • In Kakuma Camps
    In Kakuma Camps
  • UNHCR should protect Oromo refugees
    UNHCR should protect Oromo refugees
  • In Egypt
    In Egypt
  • In ALl Africa, Oromo refugees are suffering
    In ALl Africa, Oromo refugees are suffering
In Yemen and Libya
In Yemen and Libya

About Our Website

www.uora-egypt.webs.com is an online media outlet serving the Oromo refugees Community in Egypt and its Diaspora voice. www.uora-egypt.webs.com is also a source of vast information about Oromo refugees in Africa. The www.uora-egypt.webs.com Cairo's website is to promote clear insights of the plights of Oromo refugees in Egypt regarding the many variations experience as far as Oromo refugees exist in Egypt. We hope that each visitor who reviews the pages of this site will leave them with a better understanding of our plights and approaches to coupling that have always existed and will continue to exist as long as there are at least two Oromo's fighting for their rights with other Human being living on this planet. If the effort put into creating and maintaining this site results in others coming to the realization that the basic human need to help and be helped takes on many forms which are accepted by those who practice them, whether right or wrong as determined by the personal belief system of others, then it will have served its purpose well.


ABOUT US

( Although we live in a very disconnected situation of the world, through many challenges, United Oromos in Egypt-UORA is connecting the unconnected Oromo refugees and Asylum seekers. At the moment we are helping/ connecting more than 1500 Oromo Refugees and Asylum seekers by finding missing loved ones , minors,victim of tortures and victim of human trafficking and Women at risk connecting in our community to advocate for them. With help from Humanitarian organization, we believe we can help thousands of Ethiopian of Oromo origins and ultimately eradicate this horrible problems in Egypt. One People + Humanity = United Free Oromo's )

Background

The goals of UORA are:

1.Unifying Oromo refugee community in Egypt.

2.Developing and keeping Oromo habits and traditions

3.Preserving Oromo culture and language

4.Organizing social, cultural and sports activities.

5.Helping the poor and vulnerable of Oromo community

6.Informing Oromo refugee community in Egypt of their rights and duties within the framework of the Egyptian regulations, habits and traditions.

7.Coordinating with all organizations such UNHCR, PSTIC, AMERA and other who were serving refugees.

8.Finding academic education opportunities for members of Oromo refugee community in Egypt especially children and youth.

9- Tracing missing Oromo asylum seekers and family reunion

10.Supporting Oromo women single mother mothers

11- Supporting Oromo rights.


UORA is planning to have 7 members staffs and it will be working as Volunteers for UORA in Egypt. more than 150 members are now registered .


UORA will be self funded (depends mainly on donations from well wishers and  volunteers).

Priorities:

What kind of activities do we consider a priority?

1- Conducting vocational training courses for members of Oromo refugee community members in Egypt.

2- Conducting computer courses for members of Oromo refugee community members in Egypt.

3- Conducting Oromo and English language courses for members of Oromo refugee community members in Egypt.


Target group:

UORA targets all Oromo refugees and Asylum seekers in different parts of Egypt.

Main activities:


Services that will be provided:


Directing UORA members in Egypt to service providers of legal aid, such as Africa and Middle East Refugee Aid (AMERA) and UNHCR.

·Providing health care with Caritas office

·Advocacy services to help refugees get through problems they might face during their existence in Egypt. 

·Providing news and coverage on problems and activities of Oromo community through a website on the internet: http://www.uora-egypt.webs.com/


UORA will have three thematic programs:


1)Sports program, where a football team that consists of 24 members that meets twice a week.

2)Women section, which consists of 60 members and tends to discuss issues and problems of women and girls.

3)Cultural program, which consists of signing band named "ODAA Oromo Group" that will takes part in concerts in cultural place like Opera house, Town house and other places. 

4) English training classes 


Problems that will face UORA work:

Internal problems:

·Lack of sustainable fund.


External problems:

.Problems with people using Oromo claims to get protection and resettlement under pretext of not knowing Oromo language because they are born in Addis Ababa and misinforming UNHCR by giving lies in the claims


Relations with other organizations working with refugees:

UORA is working with organizations working with refugees in Egypt, such as PSTIC which provides psychosocial support to refugees. In addition. Cooperates with AMERA and UNHCR to provide legal assistance to Oromo refugees in Egypt.

Future Needs:

Finding sustainable funds opportunities.

Training opportunities for the UORA staffers on CBOs running mechanisms such as: operational, project and financial management, strategic and operational planning, good governance, advocacy and lobbying, leadership skills, communication skills, community needs assessment, mutual cooperation and co-existence strategies, fundraising and proposal writing.


Dr. Trueman visit to UORA EGYPT