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Bidi Bidi Refugee Camp is the 2nd largest in the World
Did you know that Uganda has one of the most generous and progressive approaches to hosting refugees in the region if not the world?

 

Uganda hosts nearly half of the 2 million refugees who have fled South Sudan since civil war broke out in 2013. After years of instability and economic downturn, South Sudan is now in its 4th year of civil war between the current government and its opposition. This has resulted in millions fleeing or becoming internally displaced to save their lives. 

285000+
Total Population
70000+
Working Population
5+
Professionals
15+
Finished Projects
The Story of Bidi Bidi

1987

Civil war drove an estimated 20,000 young boys from south Sudan

1990

Most just six or seven years old, they fled to Ethiopia to escape death

1987-92

Wandering in and out of war zones, these "Lost Boys" spent the next four years in dire conditions. Thousands of boys lost their lives to hunger, dehydration, and exhaustion. Some were attacked and killed by wild animals; others drowned crossing rivers and many were caught in the crossfire of fighting forces.

1992

They walked more than a thousand miles, half of them dying before reaching Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya

1992

They were known as the Lost Boys of Sudan.

We are putting every resource that we have at our disposal to making StepUp.One delivers the results. For us, this is the last mile. We can give them food, shelter, education, and health but with StepUp.One, we can give them Hope.

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    Kenya's former parliamentary House speaker HE farah moalim will be this week visiting #Dadaab Refugee camp.
    Mr moalim ,a kenyan- somali veteran politician is set to deliver speech in organised public gathering in Dagahaley refugee camp,one of the 3 camps of the complex.

    Somalia’s #Jubbaland State President @PresidentMadobe visited the IDP settlements in #Dhobley town on Wednesday to assess the situation on the ground.

    Many people who returned from #Dadaab refugee camp & others who fled from remote areas hit by the drought live in the town.

    Impressed by the passion I saw of the refugee youths to acquire skills in #Dadaab camps.
    The work of the partners in providing this significant life saving opportunities is appreciated.
    Many thanks to @drckenya @NRC_Norway @RESCUEorg

    Today #Garisa, #Dadaab have agreed with #Azimio family one important thing, #Security. @RailaOdinga will ensure that security is paramount in the region and will create a good relationship with #Somalia to enhance economic prosperity of our country
    #Garisa tutarundi tena
    #Azimio

    Today at #Dadaab refugee complex I met and exchanged views on a variety of issues facing the youth population in the refugee camps.
    It is always a pleasure to meet and admire their resilience in the face of mounting challenges.
    “Provide education and livelihood opportunities”.

    To the hardworking, resilient owner of #SomaliHotel in #Dadaab that feeds everyone regardless of where he/she is frm and all other displaced persons i celebrate you on this

    #WorldRefugeeDay

    #WhenEver #WhereEver #WhoEver

    Off course you'll not miss a banana even in our art.

    The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and @ITCnews in Kenya have partnered with AFRALTI to build digital capacity among the refugee community in Dadaab Kenya. Read more https://www.afralti.org/digital-skills-training-and.../ #DigitalSkillsTraining #Dadaab #ecommerce #refugees #NRC #ITC

    Over a year ago, #Kenya announced it would close the #Dadaab refugee camp by June 2022, causing great uncertainty among refugees.

    On #WorldRefugeeDay, a reminder that its time to redouble efforts to find durable solutions for #refugees

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