Adrienne Douglas, a national of the United States of America has commended Ugandans for being accommodative to refugees.
Adrienne wrote a short letter to President Museveni thanking him and Ugandans for allowing refugees into the East African country. The resident of Claremont, California, stated that the kindness of the president serves as an example to people all over the world.
“Dear President Yoweri Museveni, I believe that your action towards refugees that you have allowed into your country are to be admired and your kindness serves as an example to people all over the world,” the 55 year old wrote.
She enclosed a Postal Money Order cheque worth USD 100 and said the money is towards support to the people of Uganda.
Uganda, ranked as the second-largest refugee-hosting country in the world after Turkey, hosts over 1.3million refugees in the region. These include 900,000 South Sudanese, 50,000 Burundians, 20,000 Rwandans, 44,000 Somalis, and 280,000 nationals of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Uganda also hosts 13,000 Eritreans and 11,000 Sudanese.
“This is noble. Every effort to support refugees is welcome. Accepting refugees is part of our solidarity. I want to thank Mrs. Adrienne Douglas for supporting this cause,” he said.
In January, during a meeting between President Museveni and the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, at the sidelines of the 28th Africa Union Summit in Addis Ababa, President Yoweri Museveni called for a solidarity conference on refugees.
The Conference to be co-hosted by Uganda and the United Nations is now set for June 22, 2017 in Uganda and it is aimed at mobilizing resources for refugees in Uganda.