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President Museveni says Uganda will temporarily host refugees from Afghanistan

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President Museveni says Uganda will temporarily host refugees from Afghanistan

The Government of the Republic of Uganda has been closely monitoring the recent developments in Afghanistan.

Late last week, Uganda joined the International Community in calling upon all those in power and authority in Afghanistan to protect life, property and restore security and civil order in the country.

Following the events, last weekend in Afghanistan, the Government of the United States of America reached out to several of its international partners including Uganda to assist in the event of the need to temporarily host some of the Afghans and international citizens that may be evacuated.

Upon receipt of the request from the Government of the United States for assistance towards hosting some of the affected persons. And because of Uganda’s long-standing history and addition of hosting of refugees and other persons in need, the President expressed Uganda’s readiness to provide assistance including; temporary hosting of some of the affected persons in the current crisis,

Discussions on this issue are still ongoing and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will continue to provide updates as the situation develops and/or when the final decision has been reached.

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