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African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

Press Release: Criteria for granting award on the occasion of commemoration of 50 years of The OAU Convention Governing Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa


  • The Republic of Uganda for its welcoming policy and for being the country hosting the largest number of refugees in Africa;
  • Sudan for the high number of refugees it receives despite the problems it faces at the national level;
  • Ethiopia, which in July 2018 became the second country to receive the largest number of refugees;
  • Kenya, the country with the largest refugee camp on the continent; and
  • Algeria, for hosting the oldest largest refugee camp.