PROJECTS: We Left Everything - South Sudan refugee crisis: Stills- Imvepi Refugee Camp Uganda
Since 2016, over 1 million South Sudanese have fled the civil war in their young country flooding across the border into Uganda and neighboring countries. Stories of horrific atrocities – murder, rape, looting, disease, burning homes and famine – plague the people of this war-torn nation which celebrated its independence just six years ago. The fastest growing refugee crisis in the world, Uganda is now hosting more than 1.2 million refugees. The intake center receives an average of 2000 arrivals a day comprised mostly of South Sudanese refugees. As a result, an enormous strain has been placed on the humanitarian response. In May of 2017, food rations were reportedly cut in half. As the civilians flee fighting in South Sudan, the humanitarian situation in neighboring Uganda is also dire. With no end in sight to the conflict in their home country, the future for families seeking food and shelter in Uganda also looks uncertain.