Secretary General Guterres: supporting Uganda on refugees is not generosity, it’s a matter of Justice
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Friday urged the international Community to open their treasuries and support Uganda, a country that has demonstrated praise-winning generosity in hosting the world’s third-largest refugee population. Seated beside his co-host, President Yoweri Museveni, at Speke Resort Munyonyo, Kampala, Mr Guterres spoke at the Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees on 23 June.
When I ask Jackson Yakani where he comes from, his answer surprises me.“I am also a refugee!” he declares, sounding like he, too, is surprised by his situation. “I am also from South Sudan”Yakani, 32, is the assistant in-charge at Luru health centre III in Moyo district’s Palorinya settlement for South Sudanese refugees. He has been expectantly guiding his “visitors” around the health centre, explaining the many challenges health workers faces catering for up to 200 outpatients a day.