Emily Doe, World Food Program (WFP) Health Officer in Charge of South Western Uganda says that the influx of refugees happened at a time when humanitarian departments were not prepared due to many tasks across the country and outside Uganda.
World Food Programme-WFP is worried about the
impending food shortage in Kisoro.
The UN agency
is running out of both food and monetary aid to support refugees in the district who fled fighting in Eastern DRC.
More than 17,000 people are at Nyakabande
refugees’ reception centre following fighting between Armed Forces of the
Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) soldiers and the March 23 Movement (M23)
rebels in Rutshuru territory.
led civilians to continue fleeing to Uganda. 1413 refugees crossed to Kisoro on Monday this week, according to Hajji Shafique Ssekandi, Kisoro Resident
month, 19,773 refugees have crossed into Kisoro. But, Emily Doe, World
Food Program (WFP) Health Officer in Charge of South Western Uganda says that
the influx of refugees happened at a time when humanitarian departments were
not prepared due to many tasks across the country and outside Uganda.
that the influx is likely to create a food shortage. She says currently at
the Nyakabande reception centre, the refugees are fed with 10 metric tons of food every day compared to last month when they would be fed with 5 metric tons.
“we have an…
says that each week, WFP spends close to One Billion Shillings to provide food
and other necessities to the refugees at Nyakabande.
“how much do…
that WFP has been forced to mobilize food kept in their stores from Arua,
Kampala, and Tororo to make sure that the refugees continue surviving.
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Asiimwe, acting Commissioner for Refugees in the Office of the Prime Minister
admits that funding to help refugees at Nyakabande and other reception centres
across the country has reduced. He calls for intervention from other
international humanitarian agencies.
however, says that despite the funding challenges, the government in
partnership with Humanitarian agencies is still managing to provide food,
shelter, health care, and psychosocial assistance to Congolese refugees at the centre.
“But on our…
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So far about
2,000 Congolese refugees have been transferred from Nyakabande reception centre
to Nakivale refugees camp after hopes of peace to return to Rutshuru soon
By Friday, FARDC was consolidating its
positions in Chengerero, Jomba, Bugusa, and the surrounding area, according to
Lieutenant-Colonel Njike Kaiko Guillaume, the spokesperson for the North Kivu
operational sector Sokola2. Kaiko says that the rebels are still holding the
hills of Chanzu and Runyoni.