Ishasha, Uganda

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Ishasha border point
Ishasha border point is located in Uganda
Ishasha border point
Ishasha border point
Location of Ishasha Border Station
Coordinates: 0°43′32″S 29°37′52″E / 0.72556°S 29.63111°E / -0.72556; 29.63111Coordinates: 0°43′32″S 29°37′52″E / 0.72556°S 29.63111°E / -0.72556; 29.63111
Country Uganda
Region Western
District Kanungu
Elevation 990 m (3,250 ft)
Time zone East Africa Time (UTC+3)
Sources: Google Maps[1] QENP[2]

Ishasha border point is a border crossing station and customs post in the Kanungu District in the Western Region of Uganda. It is inset 350 metres (1,150 ft) from the Ishasha River, which is the Uganda-Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) border locally, and is 1.3 kilometres (0.81 mi) from the town of Ishasha across the river in the DRC.[1]

The border point is a designated end of the Rukungiri–Kihihi–Ishasha–Kanungu Road, which partially forms the boundary of the Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park.[3] It is also on the boundary of Virunga National Park in the DRC.

The station is the location of a UNHCR transit centre for refugees fleeing violence in eastern DRC.[4] From there, refugees are sent on to safer refugee settlements such as Nakivale[5] and Kyangwali.[6]

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