Briefing note

Failing the “Uganda Model”: Why donors must urgently bridge Uganda’s refugee financing gap

Published 22. Jun 2023
Dwindling and inadequate resources for the refugee response in Uganda are a significant threat to the country's progressive refugee policies and an important testimony to the international community’s failure to implement commitments made under the Global Compact on Refugees. Without urgent action to address the financing gap, Uganda may be forced to scale down its support to refugees.

The upcoming Global Refugee Forum in December 2023 presents an opportunity for the international community to revive commitments to support Uganda in its efforts to become a trailblazer for refugee integration, and reaffirm that the “Uganda model” is one that other countries around the world can trust, learn from and be inspired from.