Museveni appeals EU funding for social service to refugees

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni held meeting with ambassadors and representatives of European nations to Kampala. They discussed that Ugandan government needs help to help refugees from conflict raged African countries.

President Museveni has told European Union (EU) envoys that the country is grappling with providing social services to an influx of refugees.

Museveni, according to a State House statement issued here on Saturday, urged the envoys who he met on Friday to appeal to their home countries for funding.

Museveni said while Uganda has a policy to welcome and host people who are running away from trouble, it faces challenges of resources especially for food, shelter, education and health.

The country has provided shelter to millions of refugees those are from Somalia, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi and Rwanda.

According to UNHCR, Uganda is the Africa’s largest refugee hosting country and also one of the top five countries in the world.

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