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How Uganda’s economy has received a boost from hosting refugees

LET THEM WORK - “Now I’m sitting here, I buy my goat, I buy a cow, but when (I was) in Sudan I cannot,” Malual said. “Here in Uganda I am free.”

The number of refugees in Uganda is hitting half a million people, up by 75,000 from 2014. Many refugees like Malual are gaining financial independence because of the country’s progressive 2006 Refugee Act that allows them to work, travel and access public services including education. Learn more

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