UN Refugee Chief Calls for Peace in South Sudan

The ratio of South Sudanese refugees to local residents in the Ugandan Imvempi refugee settlement is now 1 to 4, according to the U.N. refugee agency.

U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi visited the settlement and made an appeal to the warring factions in South Sudan.

“Please make peace. We can’t subject these people once again to exile, to suffering. We can’t always take for granted the generosity of the Ugandan people. Really, we must ensure that peace comes, because everybody told me this morning, as in the past, ‘If there’s peace I will go back, because this is where I belong. It’s my country.’ “

Uganda is currently hosting 1.3 million refugees, nearly all of them from South Sudan

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