The Rights of Refugees and IDPs in the East and Horn of Africa
27 Sep 2016
The LWF is pleased to co-host a discussion about the rights of refugees and interally displaced people in the east and horn of Africa.
Nations of the region play generous host to some of the largest numbers of refugees and IDPs globally. Numerous crises caused by either natural circumstances or human intervention have led to population displacement in Eritrea, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Host countries face the continued challenge of caring for survivors of long-term protracted crises, in addition to those arriving in recent influxes. Speakers will provide an overview of the situation faced by refugees and IDPs, highlighting best practices, as well as major gaps and challenges.
Mr Ralston Deffenbaugh, Assistant General Secretary for International Affairs and Human Rights, LWF
- Ms Ann Encontre, Deputy Director in the Regional Bureau for Africa, covering the East and Horn of Africa region, UNHCR
- Ambassador Ben Lukwiya, Deputy Permanent Representative, Mission of Uganda
- Mr Geremew Ayalew, Charge d’affairs, Mission of Ethiopia
- Ms Sophie Gebreyes, Country Representative, LWF – World Service Ethiopia
- Mr Lokiru Matendo Yohana, Regional Program Coordinator for East and Horn of Africa, LWF – World Service