Current statistics indicate that there are 272,206 refugees and asylum seekers now living in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement, and including other South Sudanese refugees in the area, as well as the host population of Yumbe, the project targets over 400,000 people.
Throughout this reporting period, RMF staff has continued to provide high-quality health services to persons of concern through the Outpatient department, Inpatient department, inpatient therapeutic care, outpatient therapeutic care, community outreaches, and referral services.
New students were successfully enrolled in senior one for the year 2017.
More laboratory reagents were provided to support the science department.
Construction of a new girls’ hostel was completed so that the school is able to enroll more female students.
Students were continually assessed through house examinations and tests.
Candidates who will sit for the national examination in October to December have been registered with the Uganda National Examination Board.
Students who completed their Ordinary Level in December 2016 received their results, and their
performance was impressive. The best candidate scored 17 aggregates.
Teaching and learning continued throughout...
It is now extremely difficult for refugees fleeing from South Sudan to find a safe path into Uganda, because neither the rebels nor the government forces in South Sudan will allow civilians to flee the country. Currently, all the border points are unsafe except for Goboro, which is a refugee’s one chance, traveling on footpaths and through the bush, to arrive safely in Uganda. Thus, a majority of people wishing to flee the violence, food insecurity, inflation, and lack of services in South Sudan trail quietly through the bush to access Goboro and enter Uganda. Only then does the...
Current statistics indicate that there are 272,206 refugees and asylum seekers now living in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement, and including residents of its catchment areas, the project targets over 330,000 people.
The refugee population in Uganda has increased rapidly due to the influx of South Sudanese fleeing violence, scarcity of food, and financial instability in their country. The UNHCR reported over 41,000 new arrivals from South Sudan in two weeks (March 1–14, 2017), and Goboro border continues to receive more than 1,000 refugees daily. Bidibidi Refugee Settlement, opened in early August 2016 still being built from the ground up...