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EAC Integration to Ease Refugee Crisis :: Uganda Radionetwork
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EAC Integration to Ease Refugee Crisis

Professor Tarsis Kabwegyere, the Minister of General Duties in the office of the prime minister, believes the integration of the East African community will improve security in partner states, provide trade and business opportunities and thus address some of the causes of World crisis.

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The mass refugee crisis in the Great Lakes region will end with the integration of the East African community, according to the Uganda government. Currently, Uganda is home to over 500,000 refugees as a result of conflicts and disasters in the region.

 

The refugees are drawn from Kenya, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Ethiopia and Rwanda among others. At least half of the refugees are from DRC, 190,000 South Sudan and 30,000 from Burundi.

 

Professor Tarsis Kabwegyere, the Minister of General Duties in the office of the prime minister, believes the integration of the East African community will improve security in partner states, provide trade and business opportunities and thus address some of the causes of World crisis.

 

He says although Uganda has a good strategy for managing refugees, it can be enhanced further through integration. Kabwegyere says Government is working towards ensuring that the Refugee settlements are developed into raw material production areas.

 

 

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Julius Mucunguzi, the the Communications Advisor Office of the Prime Minister, says integration will eliminated reduce small armed groups, which stir chaos, adding that one strong regional block is better placed to handle terrorism and political up evils among others.

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Charlie Yaxley, the Associate External Relations Officer with UNHCR says that well as the refugee crisis is getting worse, the funding for refugee needs is limited.

 

He called upon the International community to take on the example of Uganda and fund refugee needs, since any country is prone to such challenges. The Humanitarian partners seek more than 21 billion US dollars to provide refugee aid in over 40 countries.

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Uganda is set to receive an award from the World Humanitarian summit in Turkey this month for its outstanding performance in taking care of refugees.

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