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UN CHIEF IN KAMPALA FOR REFUGEES SUMMIT

BY UTN REPORTER

Kampala - United Nations High Commission for Refugees has confirmed that UN chief Antonio Guterres will be in Kampala to attend a major UN summit on refugees.

The summit slated for 22rd and 23rd June will be in Munyonyo, and is expected to draw over 6,000 guests from refugee communities, neighboring countries and agencies aiding refugees and the displaced persons.

Currently, Uganda is home to over 2 million refugees, and looks at the summit as the only hope to raise funds to the tune of Shs. 7.1 trillion to provide food items and other services to the refugees.

The biggest number of refugees in Uganda is from South Sudan, now torn by internal civil wars that have exiled most of the communities Close to 900,000 South Sudanese refugees have fled the nasty skirmishes that broke out following a disagreement between the two warring factions of the SPLA government in 2016, in Africa’s youngest democracy.

Earlier, similar skirmished had broken out along tribe lines between President Salva Kiir and his sacked deputy Dr Riek Machar Other refugees in Uganda include those from DRC, Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi, and several asylum seekers from Somalia.

The ever growing numbers have threatened distribution of resources especially in West Nile were many South Sudanese refugees are settled at Elegu boader and other districts of Moyo, Adjuman, Amuru and Arua.

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