Uganda is set to establish three refugee settlement camps in the Northern Region of the country with an aim of hosting more South Sudan refugees fleeing from the war ravaged country.
Uganda’s Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and United Nations High commission for Refugees will create the three refugee settlement camps in Lamwo District. At least 50-60 refugees from South Sudan cross into the district daily, according to a report by the Daily Monitor.
“We believe the camps if established will help accommodate and decongest other refugee resettlement centres in West Nile,” said Mr Titus Jogo, the refugee desk officer at OPM to the Daily Monitor
Uganda receives around 4,000 refugees daily mainly from its neigbouring countries according to the country’s Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees Hillary Onek.
Uganda is now a home to 1.2 million refugees of which 700,000 are South Sudanese.
“President Museveni is working hard to ensure that peace returns in South Sudan, at least I am his cabinet minister and I know what he is going through to restore peace in the youngest nation,” said Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees