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WFP: Uganda Refugees Are Actually Boosting Economy

While many think of refugees as a drag on a nation's economy, a United Nations World Food Program (WFP) report out of Uganda says that giving cash and land assistance to refugees actually boosts the local economy. However, development economists warn that without including a financial education, the program's successes could be temporary. In Uganda there's been a surge in South Sudanese refugees since violence broke out in Juba last July. With over half a million South...

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