Coronavirus piles more misery on “urban” refugees

This is a typical WFP warehouse in refugee settlements of South Sudanese. Sometimes such warehouses act as food distribution points. Picture by Adidi Rashul | 03 May 2020

Lockdown restrictions due to coronavirus pandemic brought into force in March, including barring of public as well as private transport, is piling unspeakable misery on “urban” refugees living in towns of Northern Uganda. Majority of them entirely depend on monthly food rations. Usually they make journeys to their respective camps/settlements to receive it. But since lockdown came into force, they have not received their monthly food rations for months due to lack of transport. They say they are starving – and fear the worst is yet to come from extended lockdown. Hafiz Bakhit is in Arua, the North of Uganda, for us.