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Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework for Uganda launched

Monday, 24 April 2017

By Rocco Nuri, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

The Government of Uganda and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees officially launched on 24 March the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) for Uganda, providing formal evidence to development partners of how the national strategy known as the Settlement Transformative Agenda already contains the principles and objectives set out in Annex I of the New York Declaration and provides an opportunity for more robust support from partners especially by providing:

- Support to Government policy and protect asylum space;

- Support to resilience and self-reliance of refugees and host communities;

- Expanding solutions, including third country options;

- Support to Uganda’s role in the region and investing in human capital and transferrable skills.

The establishment of a multi-stakeholder Secretariat is underway to support the monitoring of the CRRF implementation through the National Development Plan and its Settlement Transformative Agenda, under the leadership of the Government. The Secretariat will serve as a knowledge hub and platform for strategic discussions, building on refugee structures and initiatives already in place such as the UN-World Bank led Refugee and Host Community Empowerment approach to manage and find solutions for refugees. During the event participants were briefed on the implementation of the Ugandan Refugee and Host Community Empowerment Program and heard directly from Local authorities about the challenges and opportunities in the ongoing refugee response in their districts. High-profile stakeholders attended the event, including national and local government officials, donors, and representatives of UN agencies and NGOs.

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