"Since gaining independence in 1962, Uganda has provided asylum to people fleeing war and persecution in neighboring countries, especially South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Rwanda and Burundi. Uganda’s progressive refugee policy grant refugees freedom of movement, the right to seek employment and establish businesses, and to access public services such as education, health care and justice."

Refugees and asylum demographics

  • 61% children
  • 52% women and girls
  • 8% urban refugees
  • 2% elderly

Real Medicine Foundation has been serving Ugandans, Ugandan IDPs and refugees from other African nations since April 26th, 2008, when the RMF team first arrived from the USA to the Mulanda Refugee Transit Center. Read more about how RMF is involved with refugees and asylum seekers in Uganda on our country page.

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