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Top UN Refugee Agency Official to Visit Uganda

South Sudanese refugees gather at a UNHCR collection centre on the South Sudan border in Egelo, Uganda (Photo:  UNHCR /Will Swanson)

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, there http://colosseo.com.br/wp-content/plugins/ml-slider/ml-slider.php the most senior UN diplomat within the UN Refugee Agency, generic http://cides.med.up.pt/templates/yoo_revista/warp/systems/joomla/layouts/modules.php is expected Uganda on Monday.

Officials told ChimpReports on Thursday that Grandi will first visit Adjumani for a high-profile mission to gain a better understanding of the emergency response to the recent mass influx of new arrivals from South Sudan before returning to Kampala to meet with senior Government officials in Kampala and Entebbe on Tuesday, http://chelseamamma.co.uk/wp-includes/class-wp-user-query.php August 30.

Grandi will discuss with government a range of issues, focused on Uganda’s progressive approach towards refugee management and protection, according to UNCHR.

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Uganda is currently at the centre of the world’s attention for its open-door policy towards refugees.

At the end of last year, Uganda was the eighth-largest refugee hosting country in the world, and already in 2016 has received an estimated 163,000 new arrivals fleeing from war and human rights violations in South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi and elsewhere.

“Uganda’s progressive asylum environment also provides refugees with some of the best chances for achieving independence and self-reliance found anywhere, and is at the forefront of global discussions on how to integrate humanitarian emergency response with long-term development, for the benefit of not only refugees but also their host communities,” UNCHR said in a note to this website.

In addition, the violence that broke out in South Sudan on 8 July has captured the world’s attention as nearly 90,000 refugees have subsequently fled to Uganda.

The vast majority, more than 85 percent are women and children, making this as much a crisis of South Sudan’s future as of its present.

The regional response to the South Sudan crisis will undoubtedly feature strong in the upcoming Tokyo International Conference on African Development set to be held in Nairobi later this month.

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