It was September 2016 when the war finally spread to Joyce’s village. She watched morning to night as massive groups of people were on the move to Uganda in search of safety.
In the heat of the day, Lillian, Scobia and Viola help each other carry large, heavy pieces of wood from a collection point to the temporary shelter they are trying to make into a home at Imvepi refugee settlement in Uganda.
One night, 26-year-old Joyce watched in fear as her husband continued to drink and his behavior became increasingly erratic. Ever since they’d fled the war in South Sudan, her husband’s drinking had gotten worse and sometimes led to violent outbursts.
The New York Daily News published an op-ed from Heather Higginbottom, CARE’s chief operating officer. The op-ed began with words penned by Safiyo, an 11-year-old Somalian refugee who noted that her life in the Dadaab refugee camp is “better” than what she fled at home.
1. Uganda is experiencing the largest refugee crisis in Africa.
Voice of America features CARE’s “Letters of Hope” exchangebetween students in Boulder, Colorado and their refugee counterparts in Dadaab, Kenya.
South Sudanese Women and Girls Arriving in Uganda Traumatized from Sexual Violence; in Urgent Need of Assistance
KAMPALA- (June 14, 2017) — Ahead of the ‘Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees’ on June 22-23, the poverty-fighting organization CARE warns of the alarming health and safety risks for refugee women and girls fleeing the continuous fighting and famine in South Sud
The international community met in Brussels on April 4-5 to discuss the Syria crisis. At the conference, ministers, international organizations, and humanitarian workers discussed supporting Syrians inside the country and those who have crossed the border to become refugees.