Uganda’s Refugee Crisis

Uganda's Refugee Crisis

As a landlocked country, Uganda has become a hub for refugees from its neighbouring countries for years. The small East African country is one of the largest refugee-hosting nations in the world. At the end of 2018 there were over 1.1 million refugees in Uganda with the majority from war torn South Sudan. This influx has led to the creation of Bidi Bidi – the largest refugee camp in the world – housing around 300 thousand refugees. Uganda’s own economic instability and political issues only exacerbate the condition of the country and therefore it struggles with this refugee crisis.