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Uganda Receives tons of rice For Refugees

Uganda received 4,758 metric tons of rice for distribution to refugees and socially vulnerable people including those in communities hosting refugees.

Japan’s Ambassador to Uganda, H.E Kazuaki Kameda handed over the donation.

The donation was also topped up with the contribution of $640,000 in cash to meet associated costs like transportation, handling and storage.

‘Japan grants aid for the foods assistance program’ made possible for the food donation. A grant of about Ush 12 billion was given to the Ugandan government in 2017.

While addressing the media at the World Food Program warehouse in Nalukolongo, Ambassador Kameda said, “I’m happy to note that using this grant assistance, 4,758 metric tons of rice have been procured for the improvement of nutrition of at least 350,000 refugees and 150,000 host community members.”

The World Food Programme (WFP) and the office of the Prime minister will distribute the donated rice to the refugee …