As the fighting and conflicts intensify in South Sudan, so has the influx of refugees to Uganda. Since the outbreak of violence in South Sudan in 2013, families have been torn apart. According to UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency), “Uganda currently hosts more than 834,000 South Sudanese refugees, with over 194,000 new arrivals in 2017 alone. Eighty-six percent are women and children, including some 21,000 minors without parents or a legal guardian”. UNHCR and partners need more than US$558 million to respond to the needs of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda, including food, water, shelter and livelihoods. The international community should show more responsibility to the world’s fastest refugee crisis.
Just One Humanity provides refugee aid through the sustainable development of refugee camps and therapy for victims of trauma. Many of the refugees have suffered inconceivable trauma from fighting in the war, rape, killing their parents and starvation.