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Janet Museveni officially launched the Education Response Plan for Refugees and Host Communities (ERP) in Uganda

We give all the honour and glory to God for this far we have come. I welcome Ms. Yasmine Sherif and her entourage from ‘Education Cannot Wait’ for not only gracing this occasion but most importantly for her deep concern for humanity and willingness to fight suffering, ‘’said Janet.

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Uganda has up to 1,462,886 refugees and asylum seekers, which is a large number by all standards. The challenge here is that 61% of these are children and young people under the age of 18.

Janet says she was a refugee mother herself, and so she knows what it means seeing children affected by war and displacement. As Ugandans therefore, we can identify with what refugees are going through because we were once in similar situations in the history of our country,’’she added.

This Education Response Plan, also derives its direction from the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) for Uganda, whose implementation is under the stewardship of the Office of the Prime Minister.

Janet and CRRF  wants refugees to have equal services!

The CRRF is part of a rich policy environment, which includes; the Refugee Act (2006) and the Refugee Regulations (2010). These provide that refugees have access to the same services as nationals, including education services.

Uganda has accordingly developed this Education Response Plan for Refugees and Host-Communities (ERP), as an example of deliberate action to afford refugees in Uganda access to education just like its citizens.

We are committed to support these children, and our people, in spite of the difficult circumstances the situation presents,’’said Janet.

As I appeal for local and international support towards the implementation of this Response Plan, I salute Education Cannot Wait for mobilizing and availing to UNHCR USD $3.35 million by the beginning of this year under the First Response Window.

I reiterate the commitment by Government of Uganda to continue serving as a model in taking care of our refugees,’’ said Janet.

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