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UN says millions misspent on Africa's biggest refugee crisis

AP  |  Kampala 

An internal inquiry says the agency has misspent millions of dollars on Africa's largest crisis, including paying for what became a parking lot at the Ugandan

The report by the UN's internal watchdog says about USD 11 million alone is being spent on a recount of the South Sudanese who poured into Uganda, to weed out potentially hundreds of thousands of "ghost refugees".

More than a million South Sudanese fled to neighbouring after fresh fighting broke out in July 2016, causing a scramble by the UN and other humanitarian actors to help them find and shelter.

has been praised internationally for welcoming but has faced scrutiny over corruption in the process.

UN and Ugandan spokespersons did not immediately comment.

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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 18:40 IST