KAMPALA, Nov. 16 (Xinhua) -- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has told European Union (EU) envoys that the country is grappling with providing social services to an influx of refugees.
Museveni, according to a State House statement issued here on Saturday, urged the envoys who he met on Friday to appeal to their home countries for funding.
Museveni said while Uganda has a policy to welcome and host people who are running away from trouble, it faces challenges of resources especially for food, shelter, education and health.
According to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees figures, Uganda hosts about 1.3 million refugees from South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Somalia and Rwanda. Uganda is Africa's largest refugee hosting country and one of the top five worldwide.