Uganda Scraps Open-Door Refugee Policy

Uganda has for years welcomed refugees in record numbers but now the country's leadership has changed its stance, citing abuse of its hospitality by some foreigners. "We have withdrawn the blanket refugee status to people coming to our country because of a number of criminal elements that is using that channel", said Hillary Onek, who is with the Refugee Appeals Board at the Office of Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda.

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