The United States mission to Uganda has announced a $40 million contribution to the United Nations World Food Program meant for the refugees in Uganda.
The emergency humanitarian aid provided by the US Agency for international development(USAID) through the office of Food and Peace will provide more than 44, visit web http://demo.des.net.id/wp-includes/feed-rss2-comments.php 000 metric tons of food assistance to those fleeing increased conflicts more so in Sudan.
The revelation was made on Wednesday in a statement by US Ambassador to Uganda, H.E Deborah Malak.
“Roughly two thirds of the refugees in Uganda depend on the contribution from US and others through WFP to meet their basic needs. The contribution will help assist WFP protract relief and recovery operation in affected areas” said Ambassador Malak.
She added that the support highlights US government’s commitment to address humanitarian issues.
“It will also benefit Ugandan farmers as part of this contribution will be used to purchase food from local markets” she said.
The Ambassador commended the government of Uganda’s efforts to manage the refugee situation and encourages other international donors to offer humanitarian support too.
In 2016 USAID provided more than $86million in humanitarian assistance in Uganda. This humanitarian aid complements the five year $150 million US government feed the future global hunger and food security initiative.