Uganda to lift 2,000 Afghan refugees

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Tuesday August 17 2021

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Afghan passengers sit down as they wait to dart away the Kabul airport in Kabul on August 16, 2021. PHOTO | AFP

Uganda said on Tuesday it had agreed to a compare from the United States to soak up temporarily 2,000 refugees from Afghanistan fleeing after the Taliban takeover.

The country has lengthy trip receiving folks escaping wrestle and at demonstrate hosts about 1.4 million refugees, mostly from South Sudan.

“The compare was made the day long gone by by the US govt to H.E. (President Yoweri Museveni) and he has given them an OK to lift 2,000 (Afghan) refugees to Uganda,” Esther Anyakun Davinia, Uganda’s junior minister for relief, catastrophe preparedness and refugees, told Reuters.

“They’ll be right here temporarily for 3 months earlier than the US govt resettles them in diversified areas.”

It was unclear when they would initiate arriving.

Albania and Kosovo possess moreover permitted a US compare to temporarily soak up Afghan refugees. 

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