Kyaka II refugee settlement in Kyegegwa district has received food items worth $100,000 from the International Organisation for Relief, a charitable organisation attached to the World Muslim League.
The items included rice, posho, beans, salt and others.
In his message, Jabir Ashahri the secretary General of International Organisation for Relief said the organisation was created to help the needy especially the refugees regardless of the gender.
He said the good relationship between the relief organisation and the government had enabled the donation.
Gerald Menya, the commissioner for Refugees in the ministry of Disaster Preparedness thanked the organisation for the aid emphasising that more was still needed to be done to uplift the standards of living in some of the refugee camps.
Uganda is third largest refugee-hosting nation after Turkey and Japan respectively,
The numbers have doubled to over 1.2 million refugees today from over 600,000 refugees in a few years.
The vast influx of refugees is due to several factors in Uganda’s neighbouring countries, especially war, violence and associated economic crisis and political instability in South Sudan which boosts with over 70% of all refugees in the Uganda.