UGANDA PLANS TO ACCOMODATE REFUGEES FROM AFGHANISTAN.
Written by Sarah Osanyinlusi on August 18, 2021
Uganda says it is thinking of giving shelter to refugees from Afghanistan as suggested bu the United States.
The foreign minister said in a statement that President Yoweri Museveni has expressed the country’s readiness o provide assistance including temporary hosting of some of the affected persons in the current crisis.
It said discussions on the issues are still ongoing but media reports suggest that Uganda which is already home to the biggest refugee population in Africa has agreed to take about 2,000 Afghan refugees.
Following the events of last weekend in Afghanistan, the Government of the United States of America reached out to several of its intentional partners including Uganda to assist in the likely event of the need to temporarily host some of the Afghans and International citizens that may be evacuated.
Editor: Okechukwu Eze