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Uganda’s role in hosting refugees to be recognized

Uganda will showcase her leading role as a center for many refugees in Africa. This will be done at the United Nations (UN)  World humanitarian Summit 2016.

Minister General Duties in Office of the Prime Minister, Tarsis Kabwegere told the media Thursday that Uganda was chosen for its positive attitude towards refugee aid.

Uganda will showcase best practices in terms of models for refugee protection and management, managing disasters to managing risks during the exhibition fair so that other countries can learn from different experiences.

Uganda has received refugees from Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan. Uganda has settlements and provides access  and necessities that include shelter, food and clothing. Prime Ministe Ruhakana Rugunda will lead the delegation.

Turkey will host the world Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul May 23 and 24, 2016. UN has convened the summit due to the highest level of humanitarian need since Second World War.This is the first of a kind in UN’s 70year history.

According to UN statistics, there are 130million people in need of access to humanitarian assistance and protection. Over 40.8million are displaced in their own country, 20.2million people have sought for refugee in other countries. In 2015, 19.2million people were displaced due t o natural disasters in 113 countries.

Rosa Malango, United Nations Resident Coordinator said that during the summit, high level leadership segments will communicate commitments to action, launch new partnerships aimed at saving lives, and highlight innovations which help reduce suffering and uphold humanity in times of crisis.

UN and humanitarian partners are seeking US$21 billion to provide aid in 40 countries for the immediate life saving needs and protection of 91million people.

 

 

 

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