UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson to Meet Museveni

United Kingdom Foreign Secretary Johnson Boris arrives in Uganda today Wednesday for talks with President Yoweri Museveni, viagra dosage Chimp Corps report.

Officials said Museveni and his guest will discuss the security crisis in South Sudan and the refugee problem affecting the region.

Johnson is expected to arrive in Uganda at 7:00pm before meeting with Museveni at State House Entebbe.

Johnson’s arrival comes against the recent visit of UK’s International Development Minister James Wharton who reaffirmed the country’s support for refugees in Uganda as Africa’s largest refugee hosting nation.

During the week that famine has been declared in some parts of South Sudan, Minister Wharton saw the life-saving impact of UK aid in Uganda when he visited a centre where refugees are registered and longer term refugee settlements near the border with South Sudan.

Uganda now hosts over one million refugees, with the vast majority from South Sudan.

With five million people in neighbouring South Sudan facing the threat of going without enough food and almost 2,400 people every day being forced to flee their homes from devastating conflict and cross the border into Uganda, the UK’s support is getting urgently needed food, water and medicine to those in desperate need.

Minister Wharton met with women and children at Impevi refugee centre and Rhino settlement area in Northern Uganda, who have been displaced by the horrors of war and sexual violence.


He heard about the challenges of getting life-saving humanitarian aid to those who need it.

In 2016, the UK’s support to refugees in Uganda has provided food for 650,000 people including 45,000 children; shelter for 56,250 people; blankets, water containers and sanitary towels for 64,000 people and vaccinated 210,000 children.

South Sudan faces an urgent and severe humanitarian crisis with almost half the population in desperate need, which impacts on the whole region.

The first famine for six years has now been declared and the threat of starvation and ongoing violence is forcing over one million people to flee their homes and seek refuge in neighbouring countries like Uganda.

Uganda has one of the most progressive refugee policies in the world, where refugees are given land, jobs and integrated into communities, giving people fleeing conflict hope for the future.

The UK is expected to continue to play a leading role in helping encourage the longer-term stability of South Sudan, Uganda and the broader region.

It’s also anticipated that Boris will get brief from British businesses and Ugandan officials on furthering trade and investment opportunities.

According to DFID’s Economic Development Strategy, UK support is helping Uganda and other countries industrialise faster, trade more and create new and productive jobs for its growing young population.

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