19 August 2021

Uganda to Host 2,000 Afghan Refugees.

Uganda has agreed to temporarily host 2,000 Afghan refugees at the request of the United States.  

Esther Anyakun, Uganda’s state minister for relief, disaster preparedness and refugees, says President Yoweri Museveni told her to make preparations to host 2,000 refugees from Afghanistan. 

She says Uganda acted at the request of the United States government. 

U.N. High Commission for Refugees Uganda representative Joel Boutroue also confirms the decision to receive the Afghan refugees.

Uganda has a long history of welcoming refugees and currently home to around 1.3 million people who have fled conflict or other disasters.

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