WFP Emergency Operation to Assist around 80,000 South Sudanese Refugees into Uganda (For the Media)
WFP is implementing an emergency operation to assist up to 80,000 South Sudanese refugees who arrived in northern Uganda after renewed conflict in South Sudan. Overall, WFP is assisting close to half a million refugees in Uganda. Uganda is hosting the highest number of refugees in its history – more than half a million, many of whom are from South Sudan. The record number is largely due to the conflict that broke out in South Sudan on 15 December 2013, as well as renewed insecurity in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The WFP food basket is comprised of cereals, pulses, fortified blended foods, vitamin-A fortified vegetable oil and iodized salt. In general, refugees rely entirely on WFP relief food until they are able to provide for themselves.