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Removing obstacles for Uganda's refugee system

News | 11 September 2020 | Alf Tore Bergsli

This article, written by Ingunn Bjørkhaug, discusses how Uganda’s refugee policies create economic profit for some but poverty for others. As a result, its welcoming open door is on the verge of collapse.

Based on 2013 data from Nakivale Refugee Settlement, and framed as a dialogue with research from Oxford University Refugee Studies Centre, Bjørkhaug offers four recommendations for what the Ugandan gouvernment, with assistance from the international community, should do to limit the problems she point to.

The recommendations address alternative refugee protection approaches that aim to lower the pressure on land allocation, enable a self-sustainable approach that protects the host population, and provide refugees with some degree of self-reliance.

Publisert: 11 September 2020