Uganda today joins the rest of the world to mark World Refugee Day.
World refugee Day is an opportunity to recognize the resilience and courage shown by millions of people who are forced to leave their homes. it is also a chance to promote empathy and understanding of the plight of refugees around the world.
This day takes place on June 20th each year.
This year’s theme is “whoever. wherever.whenever Everyone has the right to seek safety” the current rate of arrivals continues, an estimated 60,000 people could arrive by the end of June, 2022
Given the prevailing situation, UNHCR declared a level 1 emergency for Uganda on 7th April 2022 which was soon elevated to level 2 on April 26th 2022