‘Business must see refugees as consumers’

Tina Huang leads efforts by the World Food Programme (WFP) in Uganda to engage with the retail sector

When refugees spend WFP assistance to food in markets in and around the settlements, this has a multiplier effect on the local economy. Photo: WFP/Hugh Rutherford
Tina (second from the left) with local retailers. WFP works to make markets more efficient so that its beneficiaries can get the best value for their cash. Photo: WFP Photo Library
As of September 2018, 220,000 refugees in Uganda receive WFP assistance in cash, which they spend in local markets. Photo: WFP/Hugh Rutherford

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