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Photo: Betty, in the back, and her children.The family fled to Bidi Bidi refugee settlement in Uganda when fighting drew close to their house in South Sudan. Credit: Coco McCabe/Oxfam

Blog: Why women refugees must be involved in the decisions that affect their lives

With now more than 70 million people displaced globally, it is paramount that refugees ourselves participate in the decisions that affect us and in efforts to find solutions.

Climate change is causing hunger.

Blog: Collective voices critical to end hunger

As GROW Week came to a close, Dorah Ntunga from Oxfam in Uganda reflected on World Food Day as the pivotal moment for Africa’s Women.Food.Climate campaign.

Camp for internally displaced people, Juba, South Sudan. Photo: Keiran Doherty/Oxfam

Blog: Refugee crisis: what’s the European fuss about?

Every night on TV, people see images of a heavily divided Europe, unable to cope with the arrival of more than 500,000 refugees and other migrants equivalent to less than 0.1% of the European Union’s population of over 500 million people.

Fútbol por la paz: la fiebre del Mundial rompe barreras en Uganda

Blog: Fútbol por la paz: la fiebre del Mundial rompe barreras en Uganda

Mientras se celebra la Copa Mundial de Fútbol en Brasil , en el norte de Uganda se celebra un torneo muy diferente. Allí, en los distritos de Arua y Adjumani, jóvenes refugiados sursudaneses han formado distintos equipos de fútbol para jugar por la paz.

"Nunca pensé que acabaría así. Echo de menos Bor, la escuela y a mis amigos", dice Manyangson Ngong de 18 años y capitán del equipo Lucky Start del campo de Ayilo. Sus estudios en Bor se vieron interrumpidos por el comienzo del conflicto que ha obligado a tantas personas a huir en busca de un lugar seguro.

A water point in Simbili settlement, Arua district, Uganda. Photo: Petterik Wiggers/Panos Pictures London UK

Blog: South Sudan's young refugees in Uganda: a hope for peace

A lanky boy wearing torn shorts and ill-fitting black sandals adorned with pink plastic hearts emerged from a grass-thatched hut and walked towards me.

In perfect English, Jacob explained how he had come to live in this remote refugee settlement, one of scores of camps being carved out of the forest across several districts of Uganda bordering South Sudan. 18 months ago he had been one of the privileged few South Sudanese attending high school in Uganda’s capital Kampala. But then a few months ago he received the call that would change his life.  

Punto de agua en el campo de Simbili, distrito de Arua, Uganda. Foto: Petterik Wiggers/Panos Pictures London UK

Blog: Jóvenes refugiados en Uganda: la esperanza de Sudán del Sur

Un joven desgarbado, vestido con unos pantalones cortos raídos y unas sandalias negras adornadas con corazones de plástico rosas, emerge de una choza de hierba y camina hacia mí. En un inglés perfecto, Jacob me explica cómo ha acabado viviendo en este remoto asentamiento de refugiados, uno de la veintena de campos que han surgido en mitad del bosque a lo largo de la frontera de Uganda con Sudán del Sur. Hace 18 meses era uno de los pocos jóvenes privilegiados de Sudán del Sur que podía cursar secundaria en Kampala, la capital de Uganda.

"My children are my strength": a South-Sudanese refugee in Uganda

Blog: "My children are my strength": a South-Sudanese refugee in Uganda

Last December, Nyakuoth Kuony was living happily in Unity, South Sudan, with her husband and five children. At 27 years-old, one of Nyakuoth’s wishes was to one day visit Uganda – little did she know she would soon end up there as a refugee.

Huidos y olvidados: refugiados sursudaneses en Uganda

Blog: Huidos y olvidados: refugiados sursudaneses en Uganda

Durante una visita a los centros de refugiados del sur de Sudán en el norte de Uganda, el corresponsal de prensa de Oxfam, Geno Teofilo informa sobre las urgentes necesidades humanitarias, incluyendo la necesidad de refugio para la próxima temporada de lluvias.

Réfugiés en Ouganda : les oubliés du Soudan du Sud

Blog: Réfugiés en Ouganda : les oubliés du Soudan du Sud

Geno Teofilo, chargé de relations médias chez Oxfam, décrit les besoins humanitaires pressants, notamment le besoin d’un abri à l’approche de la saison des pluies, qu’ils a constatés lors de sa visite de plusieurs centres de réfugiés sud-soudanais, dans le nord de l’Ouganda.

Fleeing and forgotten – South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

Blog: Fleeing and forgotten – South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

Oxfam media officer Geno Teofilo reports on urgent humanitarian needs – including shelter from the upcoming rainy season – during a visit to South Sudanese refugee centers in northern Uganda.

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