In an article on the South Sudanese refugee crisis in Uganda, Uganda at breaking point as Bidi Bidi becomes world’s largest refugee camp, The Guardian notes,
“The stream of arrivals, who averaged 2,800 each day in March, has begun to take a toll on the country’s southern neighbour Uganda, host to roughly half of the 1.6 million people forced to flee their homes.
Uganda is feeling the neglect. The country has one of the world’s most compassionate refugee policies, which grants migrants land to...
The February 2017 issue of South Sudan Medical Journal has been published from our partners at The Juba Link.
You can download the journal as a PDF or view the individual articles which are listed below:
In its latest update, the UNHCR reports that 12,889 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Uganda in just one week: January 18, 2017 to January 24, 2017. The report explains, “The arrival rate has continued to increase, with a daily average of 1,841 new arrivals, compared to 1,689 in the previous week.” New arrivals are being sent to Palorinya Settlement in Moyo district, which has received 56,947 refugees since December 9, 2016. Continued progress is reported in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement (where RMF is UNHCR/OPM Health Implementing Partner) and other locations.
South Sudan refugees and asylum-seekers in country
South Sudan new arrivals since July 2016
Nowhere to run for the children of South Sudan
By Kate Hold on December 15, 2016
“Children are the biggest victims of the conflict: 17, 000 of them are reported to have been recruited by armed forces and armed groups looking for child soldiers to fuel the conflict which has been going on since 2013; another 14,000 are registered as unaccompanied or missing; and more than 2,000 have been killed or maimed during this time.”
Uganda: South Sudan Refugee Situation Infographic
Juba Link, one of RMF’s partner organizations, funds the South Sudan Medical Journal. The November 2016 issue is now posted on the journal’s website, with topics such as child immunization, managing an incomplete abortion, interpreting CT brain scans, performing lumbar punctures, running a nurse led diabetic clinic, and more. The South Sudan Medical Journal is also now a member of African Journals Online.
In its latest emergency update, the UNHCR reports that the number of South Sudanese refugees fleeing to Uganda has significantly increased in the past 7 days: “24,814 people arrived in the last week, compared to 18,703 and 17,133 in the previous two weeks.” The report further explains: