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.


Juba: Bus attack

By Robert Ssegawa

Ugandans are still missing following an attack on a bus that was returning from Juba at Konyi Village 70km from Nimule boarder post.

The four who include the driver and the conductor are being searched for by SPLA soldiers and Juba police.

Friendship bus registration number UAM 126V was transporting 11 passangers to Uganda when they were attacked by suspected South Sudanese rebels.

According to the police spokesperson Felix Kaweesi,  5 people were injured in gunfire and one has since been been confirmed dead.

” South Sudanese soldier were able to rush four people to Juba hospital where one died. The other injured passanger crossed to Uganda and is admitted at Adjumani hospital,” Kaweesi says.

Police is yet to gwt indentity of those injures and admitted in Juba as well as the dead passanger.

Suzan Nsubuga who is at Adjumani hospital crossed to Uganda with two other; Mercy Awori and another only identified as Deo.