With over 1.2 million refugees, Uganda is the largest refugee hosting community in Africa.
The EU has been at the forefront of the implementation of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF), which sets the frame to deliver a new regional burden-sharing refugee management system. This initiative, led by UNHCR in close coordination with relevant States, other UN agencies, NGOs and other stakeholders, is being piloted in Uganda. The CRRF bridges the gap between traditional refugee management and the inclusion of refugees in national policies and programs, hence avoiding secondary movements to other regions of the world.
Despite the challenges generated by the influx of refugees, Uganda maintains one of the most progressive refugee protection policies in the world. The Ugandan Government upholds an inclusive approach, granting refugees freedom of movement, the right to work, to establish businesses and to access public services such as education.
The programmes of the Emergency Trust Fund for Africa in this country focus on vocational and technical trainings, livelihoods, conflict management, as well as education and providing economic opportunities for both refugees and host communities.
- Publication date
- 6 September 2019
- Region and Country
- Improved migration management