Due to increased refugee population from South Sudan in West Nile region, the local communities are sharing facilities with the refugees, this include health services, water and schools, this has put pressure and demand on resource sharing.
Most water points are over crowded with the clean quantity of water supplies, this is still not enough, more need for motorized water pumps, and the local communities too need assistance, the government made it as a priority 30% of any aid support must go the local refugee hosting communities. WAF impressed the local communities and refugees in below photo in food distribution in Bidi Bidi and Imvepi settlements and hosting communities
Jerrycans lined up to wait for water from the from Refugee Settlement Bidi Bidi settlement, limited quantity of clean water deprives the lives of refugees and local communities, thus women and girls spend days at the borehole points waiting for water. Water fetched from several kilometers and served in the tank women and girls waiting for water to arrive at Bidi Bidi refugee settlement, the local communities suffer the same way as the effects of drought has affected.
WAF’s initiative to food security and agricultural enterprise to boost an adequate nutrition and balanced diet to the communities and refugees in Arua and Yumbe districts in Uganda.
With our partner ARAMAIC Relief International, we supported the refugees and host communities in solidarity show by distributing food at Didi Bidi and Imvepi settlements.
The local communities are advised to welcome the South Sudanese refugees who fled their country because of fierce fighting displacing over 1.2 million refugees to West Nile region in Uganda and is now the world’s 2nd largest refugee hosting community refugees in the world after Turkey.
A truck of 17.5 tons of beans and maize flour
Distribution of food to the local communities near the refugee settlements of Bidi and Imvepi
Refugee Children need ECD centres in Juba displaced camp, we visited a number of challenges
IDP camp in Juba city, with population of over 7000, lacks basic necessities eg an adequate health care, clean water and sanitation, WAF is working TiTi Foundation to support the IDPs, but the challenge has been the un ending fighting between the government of South Sudan and Opposition forces.
Poor sanitation in IDP camp in Juba
Meeting with the local chief and partners during an assessment at the IDP camp in Juba city 10th March 2017
The IDPs drink raw water collected from River Nile without treatment, they can’t drink the bore hole water, as it’s salty and only use the bore hole water for bathing and cooking