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Danish Princess amazed by Uganda's open door policy

By Nelson Kiva

Added 2nd March 2020 07:00 AM

The Princess who visited, DCA programs in West Nile, Teso sub-region and Kampala, engaged refugees at Rhino Camp in Arua district.

Danish Princess amazed by Uganda's open door policy

Princess Marie of Denmark being given a mongo tree by Janat Akol a local farmer in Soroti .This was during their visit to Uganda. (Photo by Ramadhan Abbey)

The Princess who visited, DCA programs in West Nile, Teso sub-region and Kampala, engaged refugees at Rhino Camp in Arua district.

Princess Marie of Denmark has commended Uganda for its unique open-door policy. Princess Marie was in Uganda on a four-day tour of projects being undertaken by the DanChurchAid (DCA)

 "Having refugees outside camps is unique. Having them own land to till is quite unique," she said during a press conference at DCA offices in Kampala yesterday. 

 
During the tour, Princess Marie was accompanied by the Ambassador of Denmark in Uganda, Nicolaj Hejberg Petersen, DCA country director, Peter Bo Larsen and a team of journalists from Denmark.

The Princess who visited, DCA programs in West Nile, Teso sub-region and Kampala, engaged refugees at Rhino Camp in Arua district. She also engaged with farmers, urban and rural youth.

 
In Uganda, refugees are granted plots of land to plant crops, making Uganda a model refugee destination. 

The country currently hosts 1.3 million refugees from countries across the region, mainly from DR Congo and South Sudan. 

 
Princess Marie commended initiatives that the refugees and host-communities are undertaking, such as farming, weaving and saving, to boost their income.

 
About DanChurchAid

DanChurchAid is a faith-based relief and development organisation based in Copenhagen, Denmark, founded in 1922. It supports both development and humanitarian programmes in Uganda.

 

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