South Sudan refugees

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Refugees settled in Imvepi settlement have positively embarked on a campaign to fight open defecation. Through their elected leaders who become public health promotion volunteers, the refugees have received training been able to adopt and implement basic hygiene practices like proper hand washing,...
For the first time, I visited a refugee settlement recently. Prior my visit, I was skeptical about which settlement I wanted to see. Bidibidi Refugee Settlement in Arua district has been marked one of the largest refugee settlements in the world so I thought it would give me a good understanding of...
Refugee women holding briquettes that they made. Photo - Oxfam
Since 2016, Oxfam has been responding to the refugee influx caused by the conflicts in South Sudan. We have also been responding to the refugee crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo after conflict broke out in the country, forcing many people to flee. This is the highlight of Oxfam's...
Child marriage, sexual exploitation and harmful social norms in Palabek Refugee Settlement hold back young adults from pursuing their dreams for the future. All children, most of whom are orphans, are survivors of war, hunger and violence and have lost years of schooling due to the conflict in...
“School is important,” Ala explains. “It helps you to pay attention, and to communicate with other people. The teachers give me good advice, so that I can become a good person, and I learn how to protect myself. When I go to school, I am happy.”
By Elizabeth Stevens More than a million refugees from South Sudan have fled to Uganda, where Oxfam partners are helping women fight for equality, security, justice, and dignity. When women arrive in northern Uganda from South Sudan, they are fresh from the horrors of war. They tell of the arrival...
“What can we do to end the suffering that we have faced for a long time in our country? We hear the sound of bombs, bombs have finished us all. We can see that Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya have developed because they are peaceful. What can we the Acholi people do to unite and bring peace?” Women of...
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