President Museveni, UN Secretary General discuss refugees

Friday 22nd September 2017

President Yoweri Museveni has  met with the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres at the sidelines of the ongoing 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

The two leaders discussed the refugee situation in Uganda and the world.

The Secretary General described their meeting as one one the most crucial meeting and commended Uganda for its open door policy on refugees.

President Museveni briefed the secretary general on the political and security situation in South Sudan, Somalia, Burundi and in the region.

According to the UNHCR, over the past 12 months, an average of 1,800 South Sudanese have been arriving in Uganda every day. In addition there are million or even more South Sudanese refugees are being hosted by Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Central African Republic.

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