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In Rwanda, Refugees Generate Income for Surrounding Communities

Refugees have a positive impact on surrounding host communities, particularly when given cash stipends as opposed to food rations, according to a new study by the UN. A joint project by the World Food Program and researchers at the University of California, Davis, studied Congolese refugees living in three different camps in Rwanda. “Our research found that local communities see very real economic benefits from hosting refugee camps, regardless of the type of food assistance refugees...

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