The World Food Program – WFP, has announced 40% food ration cuts for more than one million south Sudanese in refugee camps in Uganda.
“COVID-19 must not be an excuse for the world to turn its back on refugees at this terrible time,” said WFP Country Director El-Khidir Daloum. “We appreciate that donors fully funded our refugee operation in Uganda in 2019 but right now we are unable to keep up even basic food assistance and the poorest will suffer the most as we have to cut still further” he said.
This will take in effect early next year, 2021. Uganda hosts about 1.4 million refugees from South Sudan.
Refugee Desk Officer in Adjumani district, Titus Jogo, described the situation as “Unfortunate”.
In separate development, The Refugee Desk Officer Jogo Titus, appealed to the refugees to embrace peaceful coexistence with the host community especially during the festive season.
The new development will affect 1.26 million South Sudanese refugees living in Uganda.