FILE-- In this file photo of Monday Jan.6 2014, Refugees who fled the recent violence in South Sudan and crossed the border into Uganda arrive and await transportation from a transit center in the town of Koboko, Uganda, to a nearby settlement in Arua District, in northern Uganda. More than one million refugees have fled South Sudan’s ongoing civil war, overwhelming aid agencies and creating one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters. The United Nations said Friday that South Sudan joins Syria, Afghanistan, and Somalia as countries that have produced over one million refugees. (AP Photo/Rebecca Vassie/file)

GOVERNMENT TO HOLD SUMMIT WITH DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS TO RAISE MONEY FOR REFUGEES

By Alice Lubwama

The government of Uganda together with UN agencies will next month host the solidarity summit 2017 on refugees where they plan to raise 2billion dollars to support refugees and humanitarian activities in
the country.

Addressing a joint press conference in Kampala today, the prime minister of Uganda, Ruhakana Rugunda called for agent full support from all nations and development agencies in raising the 2billion to
support the humanitarian activities.

Uganda currently hosts 1.2 million refugees and expects to receive 400,000 by the end of this year.

Photo Credit: VOA News

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