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South Sudanese refugees line up at a supply distribution point after they arrive at their resettlement area at the Imvepi Camp, Uganda, April 4, 2017 (AP photo by Jerome Delay).

Will Uganda’s Open-Door Refugee Policy Survive South Sudan’s Endless War?

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Uganda has been celebrated for its progressive approach toward refugees. But its open-door policy is being tested by the ongoing flood of arrivals from neighboring South Sudan.

The conflict in South Sudan has been raging for more than three years, but it has proliferated after a tentative peace deal collapsed in July 2016. Since then, more than 841,000 South Sudanese have fled the country, raising the total number of refugees to nearly 1.7 million, according to the United Nations. Roughly half of them have headed to Uganda. ...

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