Uganda is one of the biggest refugee hosting countires in the world.
The refugee population in Uganda has been growing rapidly since 2013. Currently about 200 asylum seekers arrives daily in the country, Kongolese refugees come across the border over Lake Albert. The boat trip takes several hours and most the refugees cannot swim.
After arriving to Uganda, refugees are placed to transit centers. Transit and reception centers are overcrowded, and many of the refugees has to sleep in temporary tent shelters.
There's a serioius lack of food, water and medicines.
Refugees come across over Lake Albert in december, 2019.
Kongolese women are placed in female overnight shelter for the first nights. Lake Albert, december, 2019.
Refugees waits for information about their next placement. Lake Albert, december, 2019.
Food distribution. Lake Albert, december, 2019.
Kabazana reception center is one the oldest reception centers in Uganda. Refugees are sent there after transit shelters. Once refugees arrives to the reception center, they get matress to sleep on. Nakivale, december, 2019.
Louise Sekerera and her kids has been in Kabazana reception center for three months.
A temporary shelter for more than hundred refugees in Kabazana reception center .The capacity is for forty refugees but the center is over crowded. Nakivale, december, 2019.
Jafari Dalia from Democratic Republic of the Congo. He lost his leg on his way to Uganda. Nakivale, december, 2019.
Refugees shared kitchen in Kabazana reception center. Nakivale, demeber, 2019.
Children crafts footballs by themselves in Kabazana reception center. Nakivale, december, 2019.
A room for children in Kabazana reception center. Nakivale, december, 2019.
The sleeping matress in Kabazana reception center. Nakivale, december, 2019.