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Families in Kyaka II go days without meals. The hunger crisis in Kyaka II is so bad, we had to come up with a new way to measure it. Instead of counting how many meals a day kids here miss, we have to count how many days they go without anything at all.
Hundreds of families in this camp skip meals as a coping mechanism to live another day. They are not legally allowed to work and solely depend on government foreign aid. They have exhausted every plan to keep their families going.
There’s a lot that can be said about this crisis but we have learned that the large numbers of refugees flowing into Kyaka II are putting a significant strain on the government, its partners, on host communities and on the refugees themselves. Kyaka 11 Refugee Camp is one of the most crowded camps in Uganda today. It has a population of 116,021 refugees, mainly Congolese and Rwandans.
The camp gets an average arrival of 1,000 refugees per week. It has an annual growth rate of 7.3% and its people are served by one health center.
As if that’s not enough, most of these refugees are patients of TB and HIV/AIDS – two of the most deadly diseases in the world.
Food rations have significantly reduced yet the hunger crisis continues to loom over like a dark cloud. The situation is dire. We see it on their faces; hear it in their voices. Now more than ever, they need our lifesaving support.
As 92hands, we are taking urgent action to bring a sustainable feeding program to Kyaka II.
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