Uganda solidarity summit on refugees


The World Refugee Day is observed on 20th June every year to honor the strength and determination of migrants who flee their motherland due to conflict, fear of persecution, famine and violence. This year, a refugee solidarity summit organised by the Government of Uganda & UNHCR will be convened in Kampala to pave way for solutions to the increasing influx of refugees in Uganda. Delegates from all over the world will join President Yoweri Museveni, the Secretary General of the United Nations (UN) António Guterres among others for the event. 

Uganda remains the second largest refugee hosting country globally after Turkey with over 1,252,470 refugees. Uganda also has an open door policy on refugee reception and settlement, a model described as the best in the world. This inclusive refugee policy empowers refugees to become economically self-reliant and grants them many privileges enjoyed by the country's nationals. 

LWF supports the refugee reception and settlement process in Uganda's settlements by extending clean water and sanitary facilities to refugees, managing reception and collection centers, providing shelter, improving their livelihoods among others.
#With refugees.


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