Tuesday, 23 July

Ghana commits to supporting refugees

General News
UNHCR

At the 2024 World Refugees Day commemoration in Accra on Thursday, 20th June, the Deputy Minister for the Interior, Naana Eyiah, reaffirmed Ghana’s commitment to supporting refugees.

She highlighted the country’s initiatives to ensure refugees have access to education, healthcare, and economic opportunities, aligning with the theme for this year’s celebrations, “Solidarity with Refugees.”

Madam Eyiah detailed Ghana’s efforts, including providing free education and identity cards to help refugees integrate into society, as well as issuing residence permits to former refugees, allowing them to live in Ghana legally.

Despite the ongoing emergencies in the Upper East and Upper West Regions, the Deputy Minister expressed concern over dwindling resources for refugee assistance. She urged the private sector to increase their support, emphasizing the mutual benefits of refugee inclusion in society.

Naana Eyiah commended refugees for their strength and courage, acknowledging their contributions to Ghanaian society. She also thanked the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) for their support and encouraged continued solidarity with refugees.

In his remarks, the Head of Office of UNHCR Ghana, Mr. Andrew Ginsberg, stated that refugees need opportunities in the communities that host them and encouraged refugees to contribute to their host communities.

He also praised Ghana for its robust support for refugees.

 

Source: Classfmonline.com