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Support South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 17:40
    © REUTERS/Adriane Ohanesian/Alamy

    Uganda hosts over 900,000 refugees from South Sudan who are fleeing serious human rights abuses including targeted killings, torture, and sexual violence, including rape.

    Uganda has remained welcoming and generous to refugees at a time when many countries are closing their borders. But Uganda is under incredible strain as funds dry up and thousands continue to cross from South Sudan every day. The international community is failing to support Uganda. Basic needs, including access to food, water, sanitation, health care and shelter are not being met.



    Send a solidarity message to South Sudanese refugees in Uganda:

    Create your message on a placard or banner. For example, “I wish you a future where your hopes and dreams are fulfilled.” Translations in some of the languages spoken by South Sudanese refugees in Uganda: 

    “Kuron ti ngerot inot, do de pupu ‘dekesi ko rudweesi kasu” (Bari language).

    “Na yinikindo do adi yeyesi ku ngo diri naga do a peda kine I gbo’da I piri be konu I rudesi kine” (Kakwa language)

    “Nan yinikindyö ta ngerot nagon yenesi ko redeyesi kasu gwon i pirit”(Kuku language)

    “Wek genwu ki tamwu i kwo me anyim obed kit ma wumito” (Acholi language)

    Take an individual or group selfie

    Use the I Welcome logo found on the I Welcome Refugees campaign page.

    Send your photo to or share your photo on the Amnesty International Canada I Welcome Refugees Facebook page  (you must ‘like’ the page in order to share).


    Take action on Twitter

    Tweet the following to Marie-Claude Bibeau, Canada’s Minister of International Development, and Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship:

    #Uganda isn’t running out of generosity; but it is running out of money @mclaudebibeau #keepyourpromise to refugees in Uganda

    Uganda hosts over 900,000 refugees from South Sudan. @AhmedDHussen provide #resettlement places for #refugees in #Uganda

    Learn more about refugee rights

    Amnesty International is offering unlimited, free places for the online course Human Rights: The Rights of Refugees. Everyone with online access can sign up. You will learn how to stand up for refugees’ rights and connect to a global community of campaigners. The three-week course runs until November 19, 2017 in English, French and Spanish. Sign up here.

    Get involved

    Check out the IWelcome Campaign page for more ways to take action.