Experiences on inclusion of refugees in Uganda shared in Almedalen

Refugees bring challenges to the cities, but they also bring possibilities.
During a seminar in Almedalen, ICLD focused on the role of cities as frontrunners for the democratic inclusion of refugees.
“The most important aspect is to accept the refugees as a part of us, a part of humanity, as brothers and sisters”, says Joseph Ssenyonga, City Council Member, Makindye Division, Kampala, Uganda.

24 Juli

Almedalen: basic needs before democratic work

One of the issues that will be addressed during the ICLD seminar in Almedalen is, “How do we create inclusive cities for all?”
A pretty big question with no straightforward answers, but Susanne Hedlund, Refugee Coordinator in Botkyrka Municipality, has identified an important starting point:
“Housing is really important. You need something of your own to come home to before you can get to grips with the other aspects of your life,” says Susanne.

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