Uganda: Solidarity Conference pledge ‘mere fraction’ of what’s needed

Responding to the pledges of US$ 358.5m at last week’s solidarity conference in Uganda, Amnesty International’s Michelle Kagari, Deputy Hub Director for East Africa, Horn and Great Lakes Regional Office said:

“While welcome, this sum is a mere fraction of the two billion dollars urgently needed. Without sufficient funds, Uganda will not be able to provide life-saving assistance, protection and developmental needs for refugees there. Uganda is already home to the third largest number of refugees in the world, including more than 900,000 from South Sudan. It is time for the international community to step forward and play a greater role.”

For more information read the report: Donors failing almost a million South Sudanese refugees in Uganda