American actor Daniel Gillies, best known for his role as Elijah Mikaelson in the television series Vampire Dairies and The Originals has urged the government to create more awareness about the influx of refugees in the country.
Gillies made the remarks while addressing journalists in Entebbe after his six-day visit to South Sudanese refugees in Bidibidi and other settlements in West Nile.
There is no communication, people need to speak about the largest humanitarian crisis in the world right now,” he said.
“I want people to talk. People aren’t talking. I feel that… we have actual power to influence the powers and leaders to intervene in the refugee situation,” he said.
Mr Peter Kamalingin the Oxfam Country director told journalists that since January this year there has been an increase in the number of refugees entering the country with over 300,000 people entering the border districts.
“The numbers we dealing with are already large and if the current influx continues its an additional stress, we won’t be able to have enough services and resources to cater for them,” he said.