Michaela DePrince visits Bidibidi refugee settlement in Uganda

Bidibidi refugee settlement Uganda
November 2017
 

Assignment for War Child

Some one million refugees have escaped the ongoing violence in South Sudan to find sanctuary in northern Uganda. A vast settlement has been established in just a matter of months to house many of them. The Bidibidi settlement is home to some 270,000 people - a figure comparable to the population of Malmo - and is one of the largest refugee hosting sites in the world.

The majority of the population of Bidibidi are South Sudanese women and children who enjoy the same basic rights as all citizens of Uganda. Yet the residents of this sprawling settlement - particularly its children - still struggle with the memories of the terrible events they have witnessed.

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