Uganda

The largest refugee-hosting country in Africa

Uganda is the largest refugee-hosting country in Africa, with refugees making up 3.7 per cent of the country’s total population. It maintains an open-door policy for refugees, most of whom live in designated refugee settlements.

Having launched the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) in Uganda in 2017, the government has assumed full leadership of the process. It allows freedom of movement and provides land to refugees settling in designated areas, as well as affording them the right to work and access to national services.

1,362,269 refugees (UNHCR, October 2019)