UNICEF warns of dwindling funds in Uganda

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The United Nations Children’s Fund warns it may not be able to provide humanitarian support to South Sudanese refugees living in Uganda if its $36 million dollar appeal is not met. UNICEF’S chief of communications in Uganda made the remarks after receiving a donation of one million Euros – just over a million dollars – from The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid division. CCTV’S Isabel Nakirya filed this report.

UNICEF warns of dwindling funds in Uganda

UNICEF warns of dwindling funds in Uganda

The United Nations Children's Fund warns it may not be able to provide humanitarian support to South Sudanese refugees living in Uganda if its $36 million dollar appeal is not met. UNICEF'S chief of communications in Uganda made the remarks after receiving a donation of one million Euros - just over a million dollars - from The European Commission's Humanitarian Aid division. CCTV'S Isabel Nakirya filed this report.

Highlights:

  • About 144,000 South Sudanese refugees live in camps in northern Uganda. Of these 65 percent are children.
  • The one million euro contribution will partly be used in health programs to tackle nutrition, immunization and water and sanitation issues. However not all children will benefit.
  • Uganda is home to over 400,000 refugees, mostly South Sudanese and Congolese.