Uganda national lawyer Anthony Ssembatya, 31 claims thousands of lives were saved after the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda because Uganda opened its borders to refugees.
While visiting New Zealand he spoke with Newshub Nation that this should serve as a lesson.
“This is a moral lesson to wealthy nations. It’s not about the money or the resources you have. It’s only human that when people are in need you open your doors to them.”
Ssembatya says he what he witnessed during the genocide in Rwanda motivated him to fight for women’s rights and empowerment worldwide.
Anthony Ssembatya, is working for the United Nations. He was just eight-years-old when he witnessed firsthand the genocide against the Tutsi in 1994 which claimed more than million lives in 100 days.
Uganda national lawyer Anthony Ssembatya during interview with Newshub Nation/photo: Internet
He currently works with the United Nations Girls Education Initiative and founded a charity in Uganda which currently supports 300 children and 180 young mothers.
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