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Uganda: A role model for refugee integration?

Release Date

2019-02

Language

  • English

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Uganda hosts the largest refugee population in Africa and is, after Turkey and Pakistan, the third-largest refugee recipient country worldwide. Political and humanitarian actors have widely praised Ugandan refugee policies because of their progressive nature: In Uganda, in contrast to many other refugee-receiving countries, these are de jure allowed to work, to establish businesses, to access public services such as education, to move freely and have access to a plot of land. Moreover, Uganda is a pilot country of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF). In this Working Paper the authors ascertain whether Uganda indeed can be taken as a role model for refugee integration, as largely portrayed in the media and the political discourse. They identify the challenges to livelihoods and integration to assess Uganda's self-reliance and settlement approach and its aspiration towards providing refugees and Ugandan communities receiving refugees with opportunities for becoming self-reliant. Drawing on three months of field research in northern and southern Uganda from July to September of 2017 with a particular focus on South Sudanese refugees, the authors concentrate on three aspects: Access to land, employment and education, intra- and inter-group relations.

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@techreport{BohnetSchmitz-Pranghe, author = "Heidrun Bohnet and Clara Schmitz-Pranghe", title = "Uganda: A role model for refugee integration?", latexTitle = "Uganda: A role model for refugee integration?", publisher = "BICC", number = "2", institution = "BICC", type = "BICC Working paper", year = "2019", isbn = "2521-781X", address = "Bonn", }

Document-Type

BICC Working paper

Publisher

BICC

Place

Bonn

ISSN/ISBN

2521-781X

Countries/Region

Uganda