‘Refugees welcome’: Uganda’s example to the world. 

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Happy to live peacefully: Drua Christine,  17-year old mother. Village 13, zone 3 Bidi-Bidi refugee settlement. 

She left her village and travelled to Yei with her child. She then spent six days walking to the boarder, pushing on despite the hunger and hot weather. She brought nothing but a few clothes for her child and has started a new life in Africa’ largest refugee settlement camp. 

The Bidi-Bidi camp hosts over 270, 000 inhabitants, the settlement was forced to close to new arrivals in December 2016, due to overcrowding. 

Currently the most recently opened Imvepi camp is home to more than 55, 000 and is filling up fast with 2,000 average arrivals daily. 

As long as Uganda offers a hospitable environment, the South Sudanese such as Drua can live peacefuly and return home once the civil war ends. 

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