During 2019, generous supporters like you helped to feed around 360,000 refugees in northern Uganda who’ve fled violence in neighbouring countries including South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
On distribution day, refugees living in settlements across the region flock to their allocated distribution centre run by World Vision and the UN World Food Programme to collect their monthly ration of staples including rice, flour, beans and
Among those regularly receiving this food is 34-year-old Butoto, who was forced to flee the DRC with her three children when violence erupted in her village and claimed her husband’s life.
After lining up in the hot sun along with 5,000 others, Butoto is grateful when she’s ushered into the warehouse to collect her family’s ration.
Rice is the children’s favourite, but they are always excited with whatever she brings home to them. Butoto’s daughter Alina, aged 10, enjoys helping her mum cook before the family sits down together to share their meal.
Behind the scenes, making sure that families like Butoto’s receive the food they need, are dedicated distribution staff like Suzan. She leads a team of about 15 people recruited from the local area.
"I love giving back to people," Suzan says. "I never want to see people hungry or suffering so it gives me great joy to serve food to such vulnerable groups."