Education is a major priority in the Uganda refugee response for 2019 and beyond. More than half of refugee children, and over one third of Ugandan children in refugee hosting areas, are out of school.
This year, UNHCR has a spending budget of $130 million, down from last year's $200 million, a figure that Boutroue says was also nearly half of the agency's planned budget.
The two-way communication system is being rolled out to all refugee settlements in Uganda and is anticipated to cover the entire refugee operation by February 2019.
The audit was commissioned in March this year following corruption allegations that pinned officials at both the UNHCR Uganda office and the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) that resulted in the sacking of four officials at OPM who were…