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Seminar: Can the Global Compact ease East Africa’s refugee burden?

January 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am UTC+2

The Global Compact on Refugees aims to help refugees and host communities become self-reliant. It is one of the most significant refugee policies spearheaded by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) since its founding 70 years ago.
Six of Africa’s eight Global Compact rollout countries are in East Africa and the Horn: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Somalia. The region hosts 4.3 million of sub-Saharan Africa’s 6.3 million refugees. Can the compact ease the burden of these host countries?

This event is co-hosted with the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR)’s Global Academic Interdisciplinary Network. The seminar is part of the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the UNHCR.

Aude Galli, Manager, Regional Durable Solutions Secretariat, is amongst the guest speakers.


January 19
10:00 am - 11:30 am UTC+2