Restoring hope for refugees and hosting communities in Uganda

Road rehabilitation in Kyangwali, Kikuube District, Uganda. Photo: UNDP Uganda/Rosemary Imagoro

In Uganda, refugees and asylum seekers are entitled to work, have freedom of movement and can access social services such as health and education. These progressive policies have led over 1,3 million people in search of safety and peace to cross the country’s borders (UNHCR, August 2019), making it one of the largest refugee hosting countries in the world and the first in Africa.

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Advancing sustainable human development in 46 Sub-Saharan African countries.