Press Releases: Acting Assistant Secretary Simon Henshaw To Travel to Uganda for Refugee Summit

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 21, 2017


Acting Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration Simon Henshaw will travel to Uganda from June 21-23 as part of the United States delegation to the Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees, led by U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Deborah Malac. The Summit, hosted by Ugandan President Museveni and UN Secretary General Guterres, is being held in light of Uganda now hosting nearly 1.3 million refugees, including those entering in large numbers from South Sudan – currently the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis.

Assistant Secretary Henshaw’s visit reinforces the U.S. commitment to the 2016 New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, which demonstrated the unity of the international community in humanitarian efforts to save lives, protect rights, and share responsibility on a global scale.

For more information on the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, visit http://www.state.gov/j/prm and follow @StatePRM on Twitter.


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