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  • Empowering Women Refugees in Uganda

    Noreen

    08/03/2017 — Uganda

    WFP supports 1.1 million refugees in Uganda with life-saving food assistance, three times more than this time last year. In 2016, Uganda received the single largest refugee influx from South Sudan in its history with

  • In Uganda, Shortage Of Funds Threatens Response To Refugee Influx

    Kuluba

    22/11/2016 — Uganda

    More than 44,000 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Uganda in the first two weeks of November, bringing the total to 340,000 since July, and there is no indication that the huge influx will slow down soon. At

  • Giving Choice and Hope to Refugees in Uganda

    Abiar

    01/11/2016 — Uganda

    Since 2013 nearly 560,000 South Sudanese refugees have sought safety in Uganda and WFP has assisted them by providing monthly general food rations to meet their basic food needs. Recently the WFP has introduced a

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  • 26/06/2017 — Uganda

    Uganda's Open Door Policy

    Uganda’s refugee policy is one of the most generous in the world. WFP is on the ground at Bidi Bidi refugee settlement, helping families boost nutrition & get healthy once again.

  • 21/06/2017 — Uganda 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.

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