Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Increasing Numbers of Somalis Migrate to Uganda

The Rift Valley Institute published in August 2014 a briefing paper titled "A Safe Haven for Somalis in Uganda?" by Gianluca Iazzolino.  It reports growing numbers of Somali migrants in Uganda driven in part by pressure on Somali refugees in Kenya and a more favorable legal framework for refugees in Uganda.  Ugandan security forces and Somali community leaders share intelligence to minimize the risk of attacks on Ugandan troops in Somalia and of terrorism in Uganda.  Uganda has emerged as a haven where Somalis can earn money and attend schools, which facilitates physical and social mobility.

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