Expounding the plights of refugees in Uganda
As one of the events organised to commemorate the World Refugee Day 2018, Refugee Law Project organised a Television Talkshow at NBS Morning Breeze show. Watch the above clip to get more insights on the plight of refugees in Uganda.
Particularly, the talkshow attempted to answer the following questions;
- Uganda has been hailed for generous refugee laws and policies. However, current media reports project this position otherwise, what could have happened?
- Looking at the statistics, there are 1.4m refugees in Uganda of which an estimated 102,000 reside in Kampala. Why do some refugees prefer to reside in urban areas even when government and UNHCR provide ‘free’ food, education, medication, and protection in settlements?
- Are refugees and host co-existing harmoniously? If not, what are the challenges?
- There are several policies and legislations for protection of refugees. How effective have they been?
- Currently, a great fraction of the refugee population is comprised of women and girls, why is this ratio so imbalanced first of all, and what specific challenges do they grapple with?
- What can we do to protect women and children as we commemorate the world refugee day?
- Are we doing enough to address the root causes of flight?
- What’s the future of refugees in Uganda?