USA Today wrote a piece featuring the Bidibidi Refugee Settlement in Uganda. The writer, Julian Hattam, interviewed RMF Uganda Country Director Naku Charles Lwanga about his thoughts concerning the refugees assimilating into the Ugandan communities.
“They have been integrated within the community,” said Naku Charles Lwanga, the Uganda country director for the Real Medicine Foundation, which operates in Bidi Bidi. “Sometimes it is very difficult to identify who’s a refugee and who is a Ugandan. If the policy remains friendly the way it is, the refugees after maybe 10 years [or] 20 years, they’re just totally integrated."
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Public Radio International wrote a piece featuring the Bidibidi Refugee Settlement in Uganda as part of their Seeking Security: Human Stories from a World in Conflict series. The writer, Julian Hattam, interviewed RMF Uganda Country Director Naku Charles Lwanga about his thoughts concerning the refugees assimilating into the Ugandan communities.
“They have been integrated within the community,” said Naku Charles Lwanga, the Uganda country director for the Real Medicine Foundation, which operates in Bidi Bidi. “Sometimes it is very difficult to identify who’s a refugee and who is a Ugandan. If the policy remains friendly...
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BY JACOB WIRTSCHAFTER
The Jewish Journal recently highlighted the largest refugee settlement in the world; Bidibidi Refugee Settlement. They mentioned that Real Medicine Foundation is one of the organizations that have responded to the needs of those fleeing their homes.
“Jewish aid groups are part of a worldwide response to deal with a humanitarian crisis that rivals others that have gained more attention through political conflict and media coverage. The groups include the Los Angeles-based Real Medicine Foundation and the American Refugee Committee of Minneapolis, as well as the Uganda-based World Action Fund and global operators like...
The UNHCR published their weekly response to the refugees and asylum seekers within Uganda. Here are some of the alarming statistics.
Voice of America interviewed Dr. Martina Fuchs about Real Medicine Foundation’s role in Uganda. Here is a small excerpt…
Dr. Martina Fuchs is the CEO and founder of Real Medicine Foundation (RMF), the humanitarian aid and development organization tasked with providing much of the health care in Uganda’s Bidibidi, now the largest refugee settlement in Africa. The settlement hosts more than 272,000 South Sudanese refugees.
“The largest disease burden is malaria, a very large percentage, especially in children and then also pregnant women with malaria,” said Fuchs. “So malaria is the highest. And then, gastrointestinal tract infections —...
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...
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.
US Ambassador to Uganda, Deborah R. Malac, has applauded RMF for our health care program in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement, Uganda. The ambassador, who visited the settlement on January 6th, 2017, had the desire to extend the compassion of the American people to refugees living in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement and to personally experience and appreciate the challenges faced by refugees on a daily basis.
Ambassador Malac visited some of the health facilities operated by RMF in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement and appreciated the fact that amidst a mountain...
South Sudan refugees and asylum-seekers in country
South Sudan new arrivals since July 2016
Uganda: South Sudan Refugee Situation Infographic