Fleeing fighting to find food

It is food distribution day at the Bidi Bidi refugee settlement in northern Uganda, currently one of the largest refugee settlements in the world. World Vision, in partnership with the World Food Programme, distributes monthly rations to hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese refugees in Adjumani, Arua, Yumbe, Koboko and Moyo districts in the West Nile region of northern Uganda.

There are more than 900,000 refugees in the West Nile region who have fled conflict and famine in South Sudan. This number is growing by more than 2,000 refugees a day. 86 per cent of the refugees are women and children and hundreds of them are unnaccompanied minors.

Ahead of the Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees, World Vision joins 25 other international and local organisations in a call to action for the international community and donor governments to:

  • Promote and ensure high level participation in the summit
  • Bring humanitarian and development expertise and resources to the summit
  • Commit predictable, multi-year funds at the summit
  • Address the root causes of the crisis