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Sweden aids IDPs

By Vision Reporter

Added 11th April 2003 03:00 AM

SWEDEN has given 34m kroners (sh7.9b) in response to the 2003 United Nations Appeal for the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in the war-ravaged northern Uganda.

SWEDEN has given 34m kroners (sh7.9b) in response to the 2003 United Nations Appeal for the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in the war-ravaged northern Uganda.

By John Eremu

SWEDEN has given 34m kroners (sh7.9b) in response to the 2003 United Nations Appeal for the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in the war-ravaged northern Uganda.

The biggest chunk of the money 25mK (sh5.8b) will go to the World Food Programme (WFP) for food distribution to the estimated 800,000 IDPs in camps across the region, the Swedish mission in Kampala said in a statement on Thursday.

“The 34mK covers approximately four percent of the total UN appeal, which is an increase from last year when Sweden covered one percent of the appeal,” said the statement from the First Secretary, Finn Forsberg.

Sweden said the support to WFP was because the agency had been able to distribute food to the displaced persons despite the insecure situation.

“This support has been crucial for hundreds of thousands of people and Sweden considers it important that WFP has resources to sustain the delivery of food in this area,” the statement said.

Of the balance, sh1.38b (sh1.38b) will be given to UNICEF for the promotion of education, children and adolescents rights, health, nutrition and the provision of water and sanitation in schools and IDP camps.

Another 2mK (sh465m) will be given to the International Organisation for Migration, which together with the UN Office for the co-ordination of Humanitarian Aid, has developed a programme for IDPs repatriation to northern Uganda.

Sweden aids IDPs

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