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Isaac Gereny is a 24-year-old refugee from South Sudan. He fled his home with his mother and five siblings in 2016, when fresh fighting broke out; and he is currently living in Bidibidi refugee settlement in Uganda. He successfully completed a vocational skills training course in tailoring and...
There was a time when I was a housewife; I totally depended on my husband to provide for me and my children, and he would buy everything in the home. This caused many quarrels in the home, between my husband and I; he used to say that he was tired of me begging him for every single need. I also got...
Originally from Upari village, Maiwi sub-county in South Sudan, Mark fled South Sudan in 2014 when fighting broke out, and he settled in Kyangwali settlement, where one of the major challenges he and the refugee community faced was limited access to safe and clean water. He narrates his experience...
In August 2020, Oxfam in Uganda supported the annual land awareness week where women asked the government, through the Ministry of Lands, to protect their land rights. We also used the World Humanitarian Day as an opportunity to celebrate local humanitarian heroes and to call for a better...
At the top of the global economy is a small elite who are unimaginably rich. Their wealth grows exponentially over time, with little effort, and regardless of whether they add value to society. Meanwhile, at the bottom of the economy are women and girls, especially those living in poverty and from...
Oxfam in Uganda has today launched a four-year project titled “Resilient Learners, Teachers and Education systems in South Sudan and Uganda” aimed at improving and strengthening the non-formal and formal education system, targeting teachers and educators in Uganda refugee settlements and South...
“One hundred sixty household latrines completed in Ariwa 1, I am excited!” exclaimed Oliver Taban while addressing a team of people from different organizations that were monitoring the work of Oxfam in Rhino Camp settlement, Arua, Uganda. Oliver Taban, a South Sudan Refugee, is a hygiene promoter...
Sarah, the chairperson of a handicrafts group in Bidibidi refugee setttlement, uses a microphone to call women to join her group. Photo: Kieran Doherty/Oxfam
In Uganda’s Bidibidi refugee resettlement camp, one woman is helping others make money—and heal—through a jewelry-making group. Forced from their homes after three years of brutal civil war in South Sudan, more than a million people are starting again as refugees in resettlement areas in Uganda...
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