UN and Uganda reach new agreement on resettling dispersed Sudanese refugees

“Everything is now in place for the first phase of the transfer, which we hope can begin as soon as possible,” Delphine Marie told reporters in Geneva.The refugees were scattered during a deadly attack by Lord’s Resistance Army rebels on the Acholi-Pii camp in northern Uganda. Their relocation had been temporarily suspended since last week, pending resolution of a disagreement about the final destination.The issue was settled after UNHCR officials met with the Ugandan authorities, who agreed to an initial transfer of up to 8,000 refugees to a site at Kyangwali. “The government has proposed two other sites for the remaining refugees, and negotiations continue,” Ms. Marie said.

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