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Food aid insufficient, refugees say

Marvis Birungi
South Sudanese refugees in Uganda’s Nyumanzi refugee camp say the food aid they receive is insufficient.
3.09.2014  |  Adjumani
South Sudanese women carry food aid in the Nyumanzi refugee camp, August 29.
South Sudanese women carry food aid in the Nyumanzi refugee camp, August 29.

More than 100.000 South Sudanese refugees who arrived in Uganda earlier this year continue to suffer the consequences of an on-going conflict that began in Juba last December between President Salva Kiir’s forces and troops loyal to his former deputy, Riek Machar.

As the peace negotiations languish, most refugees are forced to adhere to conditions and aid that they describe as insufficient. Food security remains a challenge to most of the refugees who have no income and depend entirely on aid.

Marvis Birungi visited the Nyumanzi refugee camp in the northern district of Adjumani and filed this report: