10-11/2019. for the Finnish Refugee Council
The refugee population in Uganda has been growing rapidly since 2013.
Nakivale refugee settlement was established in 1958 and officially recognized as a refugee settlement in 1960, Nakivale refugee settlement is the 8th largest refugee camp in the world with over 180 000 refugees living there. It is one of the oldest refugee settlements in the Uganda, near the Tanzania border in Southwest Uganda.
Kyangwali refugee settlement is home to over 12o ooo people. Over 80% are women and children. Kyangwali is in west Uganda near the border of Rwanda,
Adjumani, located forty kilometers from the border with South Sudan, is home to more than 210,000 people and is the second largest refugee settlement in Uganda.
In the Nakival refugee area, wifi only works in a certain area.
"Nobody knows what's wrong. We got different natural medicines from the health center, but they haven't helped. I can't afford to take him to Mbarara hospital where we can take blood tests.”
The family is currently saving 35 euros for the clinic fee.
The refugee's monthly grant seven euros byt the Ugandan governemnt is not enough for a large family for a month. However, starting a business is difficult, because in order to survive, families have to prioritize food, medicine and children's school fees.