Ugandan Officials Under Investigation for Misusing Refugee Aid

The United Nations and donor partners in Uganda are demanding accountability after claims money meant for refugees was being pocketed by Ugandan officials. Though the country has been praised for its open door refugee policy, claims of corruption now under investigation taint this image. Uganda is home to more than 1.3 million refugees, a majority from South Sudan. Ugandan officials at the ministerial office responsible for refugee affairs have been accused of a range of offenses, including, fraudulent food distribution, fraudulent refugee lists and forcing refugees to pay bribes to...

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Published By: VOA Africa - Friday, 9 February

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