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23 May 2017

WFP Forced to Cut Food Rations For South Sudanese Fleeing Famine and Conflict in Uganda (For the Media)

The scale of the refugee crisis in Uganda is extraordinary, with average daily arrivals of over 2,000 people. The country now hosts the largest refugee population in Africa, over 1.2 million people, 74 percent from South Sudan. The number of refugees WFP assists has more than doubled in the last year, and our operation is under considerable strain to meet their full food needs. WFP has a shortfall of US$60 million to fund operations from May through October.

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