Hunger grips thousands of new South Sudan refugees in Uganda

ADJUMANI- South Sudanese refugees have greeted a visit by the UN refugee chief to their camp in Uganda with demands for better food.


The UN and partners are struggling to feed the refugees after about 70,000 surged into Uganda following new fighting in South Sudan's capital in early July.


Last month, the UN announced that many South Sudanese refugees who arrived in Uganda before this latest wave would see food rations or cash allowances cut in half.


The refugees told UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi they are running "on empty stomachs."


פרסום ראשון: 08.29.16, 21:58