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Uganda struggling with refugees influx

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There is an urgent call for more aid to help Uganda cope with an influx of refugees fleeing conflict in South Sudan.

It comes at a UN-backed summit where donor countries have made pledges of million of dollars, but still nowhere near the billions needed.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said: “I have seen Uganda’s borders open, I have seen the doors of Ugandan people open, I have seen the hearts
of the Ugandan people open.

“But not all doors are open in the world. Not all refugees are accepted, some are rejected, and sometimes in countries much richer than Uganda.

“So it’s also necessary to look into this example and to say clearly that the international community must come together and re-establish the integrity
of the refugee protection regime everywhere in the world.”

Most of the 1.3 million refugees who have poured into Uganda are from South Sudan, which is in the grips of a civil war.

The conflict has killed tens of thousands of people and displaced millions.

Uganda says it is reaching breaking point in taking in refugees.