Uganda: Donors threaten refugee aid cuts over alleged abuses

2018-02-06 17:42
iStock

iStock

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Kampala - A Ugandan official says international donors are threatening to withdraw funding for the country's South Sudanese refugee crisis over allegations that include misuse of relief items and the trafficking of girls and women.

Musa Ecweru, a government minister in charge of refugees, says in a statement that an investigation is under way after the United Nations resident coordinator raised concerns last month.

Ecweru says the allegations of "gross mismanagement, fraud and corruption" include theft of relief items for refugees. It is not clear how many resources were allegedly diverted.

The allegations threaten Uganda's reputation as a progressive host for refugees fleeing violence in neighbouring countries.

Uganda has struggled to support more than 1 million South Sudanese refugees, many of whom poured in over the past year and a half.

KEEP UPDATED on the latest news from around the continent by subscribing to our FREE newsletter, Hello Africa.

FOLLOW News24 Africaon Twitter and Facebook. 

Read more on:    un  |  uganda  |  east africa

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.