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Who paid the price for Uganda’s refugee fraud scandal (and who didn’t)?

Who paid the price for Uganda’s refugee fraud scandal (and who didn’t)?

ANTWERP, Belgium In 2018, as Uganda was catering for hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese escaping conflict across the border, a major corruption and mismanagement scandal hit the country's widely praised refugee programme. The scandal, which implicated both government officials and the UN’s refugee agency (UNHCR), made global headlines. Yet almost five years on, many of those most involved appear to have avoided legal or professional repercussions, Kristof Titeca, an associate professor of international development at the University of Antwerp in Belgium, believes. “Little meaningful accountability occurred on the side of the Ugandan government,” Titeca told The New Humanitarian, summarising the…
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