Uganda offers qualified Kenya refugees teaching jobs

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Uganda has said it will recruit qualified Kenya refugees in the country as teachers for nursery and primary schools. Head of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in eastern Uganda, Ms. Yumiko Takashima, confirmed the decision on telephone, saying Save the Children Uganda, a non governmental organisation, was expected to pay the teachers. “The move is aimed at making the refugees self-reliant, but those qualified as secondary school teachers will not benefit from the offer due to inadequate funds,” Takashima said last weekend. Uganda is host to over 12,000 Kenyan refugees fleeing unrest sparked by a flawed elections in December. The crisis in the country has claimed over 1,000 lives and uprooted hundreds from their homes. Some refugees have vowed not return home until the situation that triggered the crisis is resolved. Former UN boss Kofi Annan is chairing talks aimed at ending the crisis. More than 7,000 Kenyan refugees are currently camped at Mulanda, Busia town, Manafwa, Bukwa and Kapchorwa in Uganda.

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