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South Sudan Refugee Crisis

We are helping the South Sudan Refugees. With your help, we can give their livelihood back.

The growing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan has displaced an estimated 895,000 into refugee settlements in Uganda. The majority of the refugees are settled in the Yumbe, Arua, Adjumani, Koboko and Moyo districts of West Nile while others are in the Kiryandongo and Lamwo districts.

Humanitarian situation reports cited the following as reasons for refugees fleeing their homes in South Sudan: continued general insecurity, limited access to food and basic services, violence, rape and abuse of women and girls, arbitrary detention and indiscriminate killing and destruction of property by armed forces.

As of 1 April 2017, an average of 2,800 people arrives in Uganda daily. Children and women constitute 86% of the total refugee population here. Food and shelter are the most urgent needs among the refugees. The children are also at risk of abuse.

World Vision’s response so far has included the distribution of food to 522,550 people, non-food items, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene support, as well as child protection services. In light of the swelling numbers and the changes in the overall humanitarian situation over recent months, World Vision is reviewing our current response with the view of scaling up the response. We hope to raise USD 10 million in funding to help us do so.

If you would like to support World Vision’s efforts in helping those affected by this escalating humanitarian crisis, please click here to give a donation.