October 17, 2018

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The best place to be a refugee in Africa

The best place to be a refugee in Africa

Uganda has been praised for having some of the world’s most welcoming policies towards refugees – the BBC’s Catherine Byaruhanga has been finding out what is on offer. The Nakivale refugee settlement, six hours’ drive west of the capital, Kampala, is awe-inspiring.

It stretches for 184 sq km (71 sq miles) and covers rolling hills, fertile fields, a lake and many streams. Dotted around the landscape are small brick or mud houses, some with corrugated irons roofs.

This is home to more than 100,000 people who have been granted refugee status here, and Khadija al-Hassan, who fled the fighting in her home country of Somalia six years ago, is one of them. Read more

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