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Fleeing to Uganda: “They stole my wheelchair – I crawled for 20 hours”.

by Mai Gad, DanChurchAid/Lutheran World Federation on January 15, 2014

For the thousands of people fleeing the war in South Sudan, the journey is dangerous and long. Twenty-eight-year-old Paul Maguet miraculously managed to survive the long journey to Uganda from his home in Bor in Jonglei State in South Sudan -- yet it took him one full week to reach Uganda. The continued influx of refugees to Uganda puts camps under pressure and calls for urgent response.



Humanitarian response needed as massive influx of South Sudanese refugees to Uganda continues

Dzazipi Reception Centre, Adjumani, Uganda January 9th, 2014
by Mai Gad and Agnete Rishøj, DanChurchAid/Lutheran World Federation


Within only three days the number of refugees entering Adjumani in Uganda from South Sudan has doubled, bringing the figure up to 24,105 refugees. The high refugee influx puts significant pressure on the camps in Uganda and calls for a greater humanitarian response. So far LWF Uganda has supported initiatives in the camps by providing refugees with soap and utensils.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 February 2014 08:17



Life-saving water delivered to South Sudanese refugees in Uganda


Adjumani, Uganda  22nd January 2014
by Mai Gad, DanChurchAid/Lutheran World Federation

In Adjumani, northern Uganda, the number of refugees from South Sudan stands at 43,916. It is estimated that more than 59,479 people have entered Uganda through different border points and are hosted in the Districts of Adjumani, Arua and Kiryandongo. UNHCR reports gaps in water, sanitation, health and protection -- and more funds are urgently required in order to address these needs.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 February 2014 08:10



LWF South Sudan Staff flee to Adjumani, help with refugee response



Adjumani, Uganda
22nd January 2014 by Mai Gad, DanChurchAid/Lutheran World Federation


The unfolding crisis in South Sudan has affected an estimated 494,000 people (UNOCHA, 19 January 2014), forcing thousands to flee to neighbouring countries such as Uganda where 50,815 people have entered. John and Peter are two of the South Sudanese refugees who escaped from their homes to seek refugee in Uganda. They were working for LWF in South Sudan. Now they support LWF’s emergency response in Uganda. Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 February 2014 07:43



Interview with Deo Kalera in the Rwamwanja Refugee Site


During a recent monitoring visit to the Rwamwanja Refugee Site, LWF staff visited Deo Kalera’s home. Kalera has spent the last decade and a half in and out of his native Congo -- he first left his home in Rutshuru, North Kivu in 1996 with the start of the war -- and is currently living as a refugee at the Rwamwanga Resettlement site, which opened in March of 2012. And yet Kalera has taken every opportunity to establish a healthy, prosperous, and dignified life in Rwamwanja. Here, he discusses his experience with farming, being a teacher, promoting a healthy lifestyle, and taking care of his impressive vegetable garden.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 12:03


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