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  • 21/06/2017 — South Sudan SHOTLIST (PDF)

    WFP Doubles Operations in Uganda as Refugees Continue to Arrive from War-Torn South Sudan (For the Media)

    Uganda now hosts more refugees than any other country in Africa while continuing to keep its borders open to those fleeing conflict or persecution. Uganda’s progressive policy allows refugees to obtain a plot of land, start businesses, access healthcare and education and move freely. It allows people the opportunity to rebuild their lives close to their home country.  Despite WFP’s operation more than doubling in the last year we have only managed to meet the needs of the newest arrivals every month by the skin of our teeth.  We need enough money -- at the right time -- to keep our warehouses stocked with food for the one million refugees who depend on us.

  • 26/05/2017 — South Sudan

    Heads of UN Food Agencies Call for Urgent Peace in South Sudan

    Around 5.5 million people in South Sudan, or almost half the population, face severe hunger, not knowing where their next meal is coming from ahead of the lean season, which peaks in July. Of these around one million people are on the brink of famine. 

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