Thousands of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda are to benefit from a major aid operation.

By Patricia Osman

The donation includes mosquito nets, sleeping mats, plastic sheeting, kitchen sets and solar lights.

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees Representative to Uganda, Bornwell Kantande  says the items will be delivered to refugee settlement in areas in Adjumani, Arua and Kiryandongo districts.

He adds that the people of South Sudan are suffering, as can be seen by the record numbers that have fled to Uganda and other neighboring countries in recent weeks.

Just last week the number of South Sudanese refugees fleeing their country surpassed the one million mark.

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