Uganda's geo-political location exposes it as a sanctuary for many people fleeing from instability that in the region. This influx of refugees from neighbouring countries has an impact on social and economic climate of the host government.
The president of Uganda, Mr. Yoweri K. Museveni initiated the awareness campaign to the international community at the leadership summit on refugees in September, 2016.
Uganda's Minister of Foreign affairs Hon. Sam Kutesa was invited by the Secretary General , to attend the Conference of the UN Central Emergency Response Fund(CERF).
Hon. Sam Kutesa hosted a side event to highlight theneed of for a collective effort by the international community in handling the refugee problems .
As a result of these deliberations, the Uganda government and the UN will jointly host a Solidarity Conference on Refugees in Uganda in March, 2017.