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Refugee Hosting Districts Push for Equal Interventions

The Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF), states that 70% of the beneficiaries of humanitarian interventions should be refugees while 30% should go towards supporting host communities and local governments.
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Local leaders in refugee hosting districts in West Nile are proposing a review of the refugee and host community development interventions.

The current strategy which is provided for under the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF), states that 70% of the beneficiaries of humanitarian interventions should be refugees while 30% should go towards supporting host communities and local governments.

However, the leaders argue that the strategy is long overdue and it is just a drop in the ocean due to the bigger population of the host communities. They are now proposing equal allocation in future humanitarian interventions for both refugees and host community members which they say is key in promoting peaceful coexistence.

Abdumutwalib Asiku, the LCV Chairperson Yumbe, says that the host community members especially near the settlements have become more upset than the refugees which could trigger conflict.

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Sunday Ayikoru, the Terego District Vice Chairperson explains that since the refugee response is now in the integration phase, there is a need for equal humanitarian interventions for both refugees and host communities.

“We are no longer in the emergency phase. We are currently talking about the integration of response plans into the local government plans. Why can’t we have an equal allocation for both the refugees and host communities”, she noted.

Kalsum Abdu Fadimula, the Secretary for Social Services in Arua City notes that in the Interest of promoting peaceful coexistence, there is a need for government to review the police.

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But Jena Toma, the Deputy Refugee Desk Officer at the Office of Prime Minister Arua says that although the current Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework dictates 70/30 percent, the government through the implementing partners has carried out several development projects targeting host communities. She asked the local government and implementing partners to work together in the refugee response.

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Records at the Office of the Prime Minister indicate that, as of 31 October 2022, West Nile hosts a total of 715,145 refugees with the majority being South Sudanese and Congolese nationals.

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