Uganda, being the largest refugee-hosting country in Africa, with about 1.5 million refugees, the World Bank has approved $150 million to support its refugee programmes.
The grant will support refugees and the host communities through development projects that will provide basic social services such as education and health care services. The project also seeks to strengthen transparency and accountability while addressing social risk management and gender-based violence.
“It is a strong demonstration of solidarity with us, which we appreciate. No one chooses to be refugees, and therefore, responding to their needs and the communities that host them requires our collective support,” said Prime Minister, Dr Ruhakana Rugunda.
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