Uganda, a landlocked country of about 46 million people, hosts the second-largest refugee population in the world after Turkey.
As of the end of March, the East African nation was hosting 1.58 million refugees. Almost 90% of them are from South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, neither of which is particularly keen — or able — to pay for them. Most recently, more than 30,000 Congolese refugees reportedly crossed into Uganda after resurgent M3 rebels resurfaced in eastern DRC.
UPDATE: Hundreds of Congolese refugees who had returned to their homes on Friday were on Sunday evening seen fleeing back to Uganda through Bunagana border in Kisoro District claiming they had been told M23 rebels were planning another attack.#MonitorUpdates— Daily Monitor (@DailyMonitor) April 3, 2022
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Esther Anyakun Davina, Uganda’s state minister for relief, disaster preparedness and refugees, tells The Africa Report that humanitarian organisations based in eastern DRC have warned that they should expect more refugees in the next four to six months.
Despite the current and impending influx, the minister says donors have indicated that they don’t have any more funding for refugees, which means that
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