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First batch of Afghan Refugees to arrive in Uganda tomorrow

The Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, Hillary Onek has said the first batch of Afghan refugees will arrive in Uganda tomorrow, Sunday.

This came few days after the President Museveni released a press statement saying Uganda will host Afghan really on the request of USA.

“The first Afghan asylum seekers will be arriving in Uganda tomorrow. They will be about 140. Subsequently, the next flight will follow,”Onek said on Saturday while appearing on the Nxt Big Talk on Nxt Radio.

Hon Onek said the first batch will basically be for women and children and they will be staying in Entebbe hotels.

“The refugees that come in are mostly women and children. UN supports the government in providing health and educational services. We are able to improve the quality of those who come in.”

According to Onek, Afghan Refugees are not coming to stay forever, after their country settling they will have to go back.

Written by Aine Siggy

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