South Sudanese Refugees In Uganda

Families can walk for more than a week through the bush with little food or water in order to escape the violence and cross into Uganda.

 

Journalist, Writer and Photographer Sumy Sadurni  is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this social documentary photography.  These images are from her project ‘Uganda – South Sudan Border‘.  To see Sumy’s body of work click on any image.

 

People drive into Uganda from South Sudan. The Uganda military controls the influx of refugees.

People drive into Uganda from South Sudan. The Uganda military controls the influx of refugees.

 

Ugandan citizens are evacuated by convoy from South Sudan after fighting broke out on July 2016.

Ugandan citizens are evacuated by convoy from South Sudan after fighting broke out on July 2016.

 

Women cross into Uganda.

Women cross into Uganda.

 

More than 300,000 South Sudan refugees have crossed into Northern Uganda in 2016.  Numbers continue to rise as violent clashes between government forces and rebels have spread across the country, and civilians are targeted due to their ethnicity.

 

More than 80% of refugees are women and children.

More than 80% of refugees are women and children.

 

Girls await relocation onto proper settlements at Elegy Reception Center.

Girls await relocation onto proper settlements at Elegy Reception Center.

 

An older refugee at Meyeri Settlement has been there for more than ten years, escaping previous violence.

An older refugee at Meyeri Settlement has been there for more than ten years, escaping previous violence.

 

Children are medically screened upon arrival.

Children are medically screened upon arrival.

 

People travel with whatever belongings they can salvage from home.

People travel with whatever belongings they can salvage from home.

 

Elegu Reception Center in Uganda receives arrivals every day.

Elegu Reception Center in Uganda receives arrivals every day.

 

See also:

The Mother’s of Karamoja:  East Africa’s Lost Tribe, Uganda 2016

By Sumy Sadurni

 


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