Uganda to host a “Solidarity Summit” on refugees

According to the United Nations Refugee Agency and the World Bank, Uganda is now home to over 1.2 million people who have fled 13 countries.

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

A South Sudanese refugee child holds a bowl at the Palabek Refugee Settlement Camp in Lamwo district, Uganda, June 16, 2017.

Uganda hosts a refugee summit on Friday. The East African country has the largest refugee camp in the world and has been hailed for its policies towards asylum seekers. 

More than three-quarters of them are from South Sudan. Others are from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi.

But it's resources are at breaking point.

TRT World's Leon Sin-Yangay has the story.