Bad roads, lack of funds delay food distribution to refugees in Adjumani


South Sudanese refrugees lining up for food at Imvepi reception centre. Photo by UNHCR.

By MICHAEL OJOK 

ADJUMANI– South Sudanese refugees living in Boroli 1 and 2 camps in Adjumani district will have to wait for unspecified days before receiving food supplies from World Food Program.

Neville Claire who works in the Communications Department of the World Food Program Uganda, attributed the problem to poor road networks, delay in securing funds and other resources to distribute the required rations to refugees.

We should have distributed food to Boroli 1 and 2 on the 15 of May but most likely the exercise shall take place on 23 May this year, Neville added.

While Boroli 1 and 2 refugees are told to wait, WFP communication officer said they are currently distributing g food in other camps like Imvepi in Arua, Pagirinya refugee camp in Adjumani district among other refugee camps in the West Nile Sub-region.

Boroli refugee camps were established in 2014 and have resettled over 178,000 refugees to date.

Francis Kirile who’s the Boroli 1 refugee camp chairperson in charge welfare told TND News that some of the refugees have resorted to eating wild leaves.

Kirile said there should be immediate mechanism to rescue the worrying condition among vulnerable refugees.

A young girl cooking in a camp. Courtesy Photo.

 “I’m now borrowing food from neighborhood to feed my family and survive,” Hassa Hadia a refugee in Boroli 1 camp told us.


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