Uganda seeks $2 billion for South Sudan refugees at planned summitStaff Writer | May 10, 2017
Uganda hopes to raise $2 billion in donations at a U.N. refugee summit next month to help fund relief operations for refugees flowing in from neighbouring South Sudan, Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda said.
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Rugunda said Uganda faced difficulties in coping with the influx, which ballooned recently since the latest wave of violence erupted in July.
"The... numbers are placing a huge strain on our already stressed ability to cater for food," he told a news conference.
"We are hoping that... we will be able to raise $2 billion from the summit," he said in Kampala, where the U.N.-hosted gathering is set to be held. ■