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S.Sudan Refugees In Uganda donated $10Bn
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Japan Donates Shs 35.9B To S. Sudan Refugees Found In Uganda

The government of Japan has contributed $10 million (about Shs 35.9 billion) to UN agencies to support emergency response to South Sudanese refugees and their host communities in northern Uganda.

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$4 million has been provided to UNHCR, $3 million to UNICEF and another $3 million to UN World Food Programme (WFP) according to a joint statement from the three humanitarian agencies.

Uganda is now host to more than one million South Sudanese refugees, who, have sought refuge in the country since violence broke out in December 2013 between armed factions loyal to President Salva Kiir and then Vice President Riek Machar.

Under the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF), Japan has contributed $4 million to UNHCR to help to strengthen the bonds between refugees and the hosting communities.

The funds will towards the upgrading of a sports stadium in Adjumani and a market place in Moyo to benefit 580,000 refugees and people in host communities, “allowing them greater economic opportunities and improving shared community infrastructure”.

The funds will also be used to purchase relief items like blankets, mattresses, kitchen sets and other key items for the refugees.

“We are tremendously grateful to the people of Japan for their ongoing support to UNHCR and the refugee response,” said UNHCR representative to Uganda, Bornwell Kantande.

“This contribution will go a long way towards assisting some of the most vulnerable people in society with a life of dignity, while providing richly-deserved support to host communities in northern Uganda, who continue to generously welcome refugees with open arms.”

The funds channelled through UNICEF will provide access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene and immunization services reaching 160,000 people in the districts of Yumbe, Arua and Moyo.

“WFP relies entirely on the voluntary support of governments and other donors to provide basic food assistance for refugees in Uganda every day,” said WFP country director El Khidir Daloum.

“Every dollar we receive from donors contributes to saving the lives of refugees, the large majority of whom are women and children. We thank Japan for its commitment to addressing hunger.”

Source: observer

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