Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Aid cuts and Covid force Uganda refugees to brink of starvation

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Aid cuts and Covid force Uganda refugees to brink of starvation

    More than 90,000 face extreme hunger with another 400,000 hit by food crisis, says report

    Samuel Okiror in Kampala
    Fri 9 Oct 2020 08.09 EDT Last modified on Fri 9 Oct 2020 14.02 EDT

    Nearly 500,000 refugees in Uganda do not have enough to eat as a result of severe cuts to food aid and Covid-19 restrictions.

    As the World Food Programme (WFP) on Friday was announced as the winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, the latest analysis showed more than 91,000 people living in 13 refugee settlements in Uganda are experiencing extreme levels of hunger.

    According to statistics published this week by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC), more than 400,000 refugees are considered to be at crisis hunger levels and 135,130 children acutely malnourished and in urgent need of treatment.

    https://www.theguardian.com/global-d...box=1602285357
Working...
X