Food rations to 1.4 million refugees cut in Uganda due to funding shortfall

Editor’s Note: Original post by The Guardian on 14 April 2020.

Food rations have been cut to more than 1.4 million vulnerable refugees in Uganda by the World Food Programme (WFP) because of insufficient funds.

Announcing a 30% reduction to the relief food it distributes to refugees and asylum seekers, mainly from neighbouring South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Burundi, the WFP in Uganda warned that further cuts could follow.

The agency said it is struggling with a shortfall of $137m (£109m) in funding it needs for refugee response in 2020, raising fears over how people will cope while the country is in lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Read More:

About Post Author

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Translate »