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Uganda’s refugee programme needs more food – Hillary Onek

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness, and Refugees, Hillary Onek has called on the international community to increase funding for Uganda to enable it to feed the growing population of refugees. Engineer Onek appealed while receiving 2000 metric tons of rice worth 8.5 billion …

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Karamoja gets Shs139billion nutrition project, GENTU

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A 139 billion Shillings nutrition project has been launched in the Karamoja sub-region. The project dubbed ‘’Gender Equitable Nutrition in Tanzania and Uganda (GENTU) will be implemented by Action Against Hunger in partnership with Karamoja Women’s Umbrella Organization. It will cover the districts of Nakapiripirit, …

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Rhino camp refugee settlement to venture into rice production

Madi Okollo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Office of the Prime Minister and the Japan International Cooperation (JICA), have partnered to establish mass rice production in Rhino Camp Refugee Settlement, Madi Okollo district. The move comes as the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) moves to prioritize food assistance for …

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WFP to begin rationing food relief to refugee households

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The World Food Program (WFP) has announced upcoming changes to the distribution of food assistance to refugee households based on their vulnerability, starting in July 2023. In a joint press statement released on World Refugee Day 2023, the WFP emphasized the need to prioritize …

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McCain appointed new head of WFP

United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Food and Agriculture Organization Director-General Qu Dongyu on Thursday announced their appointment of Cindy H. McCain of the United States as Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP). McCain, at the undersecretary-general level, succeeds David Beasley of the United States, …

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Uganda could change refugee policy over inadequate support: Minister

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government is suggesting changes in the refugee policy due to dwindling funds from donors. According to the policy, it allows the opening of Uganda’s door to all asylum seekers irrespective of their nationality or ethnic affiliation, and grants refugees relative freedom of movement and the …

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WFP secures 71 mln USD to address food crisis in Africa

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | The World Food Programme (WFP) said Thursday it has received a 71.44-million-U.S. dollar donation from the European Union to tackle the food crisis in 11 countries in eastern and southern Africa. WFP said the funds received through its humanitarian aid department have been immediately put to …

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WFP launches school feeding program in South Sudan

Juba, South Sudan | Xinhua | The World Food Programme (WFP) on Tuesday launched a school feeding program aimed at supporting 23,000 children over the next three years in highly food-insecure areas of South Sudan. Mary-Ellen McGroarty, country director for WFP in South Sudan, said during the launching ceremony in the …

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