South Sudanese Refugees Continue To Cross Into Uganda

PALORINYA, MOYO DISTRICT - FEBRUARY 25: A young girl is given food supplements at a World Food Programme, (WFP) nutritional screening at a community health centre at a refugee settlement on February 25, 2017 in Palorinya, Uganda. The screenings are to determine whether a child is malnourished or not. Children identified with acute or severe malnutrition are referred to the WFP's supplementary feeding programme. The continued flow of refugees from South Sudan, is putting pressure on the many humanitarian partners, and their capacity to cope with the crisis. The United Nations have said that more than 1.5 million asylum seekers have taken refuge in Uganda, since civil war erupted in South Sudan in December 2013, with 100,00 entering in 2017 so far. Uganda continues to see a flow of between 1000 to 4000 people crossing the border every day. The Bidibidi settlement, one of many across the country, is home to around 274,000 people making it the third largest refugee camp in the world. A famine has just been declared in South Sudan which is likely to lead to an increased flow of people seeking help into the North of the country. People fleeing recent clashes on the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda between the M23 rebel group and the Uganda People's Defence Force (UPDF), has also led to a number of refugees entering into the South West of Uganda, though the numbers are unclear. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
PALORINYA, MOYO DISTRICT - FEBRUARY 25: A young girl is given food supplements at a World Food Programme, (WFP) nutritional screening at a community health centre at a refugee settlement on February 25, 2017 in Palorinya, Uganda. The screenings are to determine whether a child is malnourished or not. Children identified with acute or severe malnutrition are referred to the WFP's supplementary feeding programme. The continued flow of refugees from South Sudan, is putting pressure on the many humanitarian partners, and their capacity to cope with the crisis. The United Nations have said that more than 1.5 million asylum seekers have taken refuge in Uganda, since civil war erupted in South Sudan in December 2013, with 100,00 entering in 2017 so far. Uganda continues to see a flow of between 1000 to 4000 people crossing the border every day. The Bidibidi settlement, one of many across the country, is home to around 274,000 people making it the third largest refugee camp in the world. A famine has just been declared in South Sudan which is likely to lead to an increased flow of people seeking help into the North of the country. People fleeing recent clashes on the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda between the M23 rebel group and the Uganda People's Defence Force (UPDF), has also led to a number of refugees entering into the South West of Uganda, though the numbers are unclear. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
South Sudanese Refugees Continue To Cross Into Uganda
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