Uganda Urges UN Refugees Agency To Support Environmental Protection Drive

KAMPALA, Jul 6 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – sixth Jul, 2022 ) :Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday urged the United Nations to assist the nation’s environmental safety efforts by offering refugees with various technique of vitality for cooking as a substitute of wooden gasoline.

Museveni made the enchantment whereas assembly with outgoing UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Country Representative Joel Boutroue, in response to a State House assertion.

Experts say the over 1.5 million refugees in Uganda are exerting strain on the surroundings in areas the place they’re hosted.

Uganda is the biggest refugee-hosting nation in Africa and the third on the planet after Turkey and Colombia, in response to UNHCR figures.

“Refugees are our people. Our tribes are the same. There is no way we can discriminate against them. We however need support to deal with the relief and other logistics including protecting the environment,” Museveni stated.

Boutroue described Uganda’s comparatively inclusive refugee coverage as exemplary and referred to as for extra consideration and assist from the United Nations to this nation.

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