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WFP Welcomes Japan’s $2.9M Grant for Refugees in Uganda

The Government of Uganda and World Food Program has Tuesday welcomed Japan’s contribution of USD 2.9 million to support refugees in Uganda.

The grant according to Disaster Preparedness Hon Hilary Onek is expected to help half a million refugees with food and nutrition assistance.

While addressing the media at the Office of the Prime Minister, viagra sale the United Nation Coordinator and United Nation Development Program resident representative Rosa Malango revealed that WFP expects to continue making critical gains against hunger and malnutrition among the world’s most vulnerable population.

“This funding is of high significance given the rising cost of WFP’s operations and the continued inflow of refugees into Uganda,” she said.

“Until a political solution is realized in south Sudan, there is no end in sight to the flight of south Sudanese people from their country. Contributions of donors are therefore more needed than ever before”

Uganda is home to more than 700,000 South Sudanese with more still reported coming in daily.

In 2016 Japan contributed US$ 6 Million, 3.5 million of which was allocated to refugees mostly for general food assistance and nutrition support in the West Nile region which hosts majority of South Sudanese refugees.

 

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