Jane* fled South Sudan for Uganda with her three sisters last year. Armed forces threatened her family and Jane’s parents sent their children away knowing their lives were in danger. It took them five days to reach Uganda’s Imvepi refugee settlement.
CARE’s programming in Uganda is in response to armed conflict, natural disasters and economic and social marginalization, mainly in rural areas of the country. We target vulnerable communities such as the extreme poor, internally displaced people, and women and children to provide assistance and opportunities for sustainable development.
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In the heat of the day, Lillian, Scobia and Viola help each other carry large, heavy pieces of wood from a collection point to the temporary shelter they are trying to make into a home at Imvepi refugee settlement in Uganda.
Two bedsheets and two sets of clothes. That’s all 20-year-old Viola Jackline was able to take with her on her arduous two-week trek by foot from South Sudan to Uganda. Violence in South Sudan drove Viola, her three siblings and their grandmother from their home.
Earlier this year, tens of thousands of Congolese risked their lives to flee their conflict-ridden country and seek refuge in Uganda. Pema* is one of them. At the time, fighting was raging in Ituri, her home province, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Mafi* holds her newborn daughter as she puts her hand gently on her little tummy. Shortly before fleeing the Democratic Republic of Congo, four armed men raped Mafi and she became pregnant.
D. R. Congo: One of the World’s Forgotten Humanitarian Crises in Urgent Need of International Attention
A surge in violent conflict and inter-communal tensions has forced more than 781,000 Congolese, many of them women and children, to flee their homes since 2017.
June 28, 2018 -- Uganda hosts the largest number of refugees in Africa, and is among the top refugee-hosting countries globally. Every day, more people, mostly women and children, continue to arrive in search of safety.
The fish market-turned-landing site at Sebagoro on Uganda’s Lake Albert is no longer full of thousands of refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo, no longer a makeshift settlement where women build up temporary tents out of the traditional kitenge fabric to protect themselves from the sun.