UN Secretary-General António Guterres says peace in South Sudan is “a must”
Peace in South Sudan is “a must”, for these people to be able to have a future, the UN Secretary-General Mr. Antonio Guterres has said.
Secretary-General António Guterres was speaking to journalists in Arua Uganda, shortly after he visited Imvempi Refugee camp on Thursday. The camp currently hosts more than 100 thousand South Sudanese refugees.
He made a direct appeal to the donor community, saying the generosity and solidarity shown by Uganda should be reciprocated.
“What we all have seen, he said “is a demonstration of extra-ordinary generosity of the people and the government of Uganda receiving so many hundreds of thousands, almost one million South Sudanese as sisters and brothers and sharing with them their land and everything they have.” Guterres.
Mr. Guterres will preside over a pledging conference in Kampala this Friday, which seeks to raise $2 billion US dollars to meet the humanitarian needs of refugees and to support the hosting communities over the next four years.