Video: Three Ugandan refugee settlements host South Sudanese

ARUA, UGANDA — Uganda hosts three resettlement centers in the country’s northern districts at Imvepi in Arua, Bidi Bidi in Yumbe, and Palorinya in Moyo. These settlements primarily cater to South Sudanese refugees fleeing civil war that began in 2013. There are currently more than 1.9 million displaced people from South Sudan, almost half of whom are now located in Uganda. The country’s “open door” immigration policy allows one to two thousand refugees to cross into Uganda each day. Uganda allows individuals fleeing violence to enter and exit the country at will. Uganda’s government is working closely with the United Nations and its affiliates to create settlements that provide food, land for farming, schools, clean water, sanitation and health care.