Countries can learn from Uganda's ‘"exceptional" support to refugees

Refugees from South Sudan arrive in Elegu, northern Uganda Photo: UNHCR/Will Swanson

In Uganda, refugees can access public services, get a job and move about the country freely, unlike in many other nations where those services are not available and free movement is restricted.

These measures are part of the "exceptional" support the East African country provides to this population, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Representative there, Bornwell Kantande.

Addressing the global refugee and migrant challenge is the goal of a High-Level Summit taking place at the UN on Monday.

Mr Kantande believes it could also serve as an opportunity for other countries to learn from Uganda's experience.

He spoke to Rosemary Musumba ahead of the meeting.

Duration: 2'24

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