Time to invest and support Uganda’s progressive refugee policy
Regional Durable Solutions Secretariat (ReDSS)
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The Regional Durable Solutions Secretariat (ReDSS), welcomes the Solidarity Summit on Refugees taking place on the 22nd – 23rd June, 2017 in Kampala, Uganda. The Summit is a key opportunity for the international community and partners to support Uganda’s tremendous effort in implementing its progressive refugee policy model despite hosting large numbers of refugees. Uganda is Africa’s largest refugee hosting country with a total of over 1.2 million refugees and ranks among the top three refugee hosting nations in the world. Despite the ongoing influx of refugees and more than 2,000 South Sudanese arriving daily, Uganda continues to uphold to its out of camps policy, including the provision of freedom of movement and the right to work. However, the massive influx combined with severe humanitarian underfunding puts hundreds of thousands of refugees’ lives at risk.
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