After Turkey, Uganda is the country in the world with the largest refugee population. It is now host to about 1.5 million refugees, in particular from DR Congo and from South Sudan. And more are arriving every week.
The refugees each receive a small plot of land from the Ugandan government, as well as food aid and other aid from the UN. However, funds from the international donors are insufficient to meet the needs.
Because of the continuing influx of refugees, the vast majority do not have access to enough land to cover the basic needs of a family for food.
Most refugees live in extreme poverty: 80 per cent live on less than USD 0.6 per day. Access to protein and other essential nutrients is very limited and only about 10 per cent of refugees in Uganda has access to enough food to cover the need for a balanced diet.