The Government of Uganda, Partners in Development, UN agencies and NGOs including Save the Children, today launch a new Plan that if funded will provide quality education for hundreds of thousands of refugee and host community children in Uganda.
Around 26,000 children are among more than 42,000 people who have fled across the Ugandan border from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since the first of January, seeking refuge from ongoing conflict.
Uganda, your story of development, and progress, is extraordinary. Yet we know that it is placed at real risk by the conflict, and uncertainty, that lies just beyond your borders. You could have chosen to turn away from it. Put up walls to the problems of others. But no, Uganda has had the courage to step up.
With nearly one million refugees expected to have crossed the border from South Sudan to Uganda by the end of this month, Save the Children is calling for education to be put at the centre of a make-or-break summit this week.
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