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Solidarity Summit: Shs1.2 trillion raised to cater for refugees in Uganda
Foreign countries have pledged to contribute 358 million dollars towards supporting refugees in Uganda.

Foreign countries have pledged to contribute 358 million dollars towards supporting refugees in Uganda. The pledges were made at the Solidarity Conference Summit at the Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort in Kampala. The money however fell short of the 2 billion dollars required to help the government cope with the growing demands of refugees. Uganda currently hosts more than 1.2 million refugees from neighbouring countries - the majority of whom are from South Sudan.

The Swedish government promised to contribute 27.1 million dollars. Australia committed 5million dollars while the African Union pledged 100,000 dollars. Italy pledged 5 million Euros, Canada offered 11 million while Somalia pledged 100,000 dollars.The Kenyan government has promised to offer 100,000 dollars. Norway pledged 4 million while South Korea promised 6.8million. European countries like Denmark offered 40 million and Netherlands pledged 5.5 million. India committed to offer 1 million.Austria promised 2 million, China 500,000 and Ireland 2.3 million Euros. The total pledges amount to 358.2 million dollars.