Refugee Support Camp Campaign
Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement in Bweyale, Uganda, is a UNHCR managed refugee settlement that provides shelter, land and support for more than 100,000 people. They are comprised of refugees from Kenya, DR Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, and South Sudan.
Living conditions are very primitive. The one group that is not being served well in the settlement is that of young orphans also known as “Separated Children” who lost their families in wars leaving them to find refuge in this settlement.
While they may be assigned in the camp to other families to be raised, the truth is that many of these them end up abandoned and having to fend for themselves. Most orphans are out of school, as they have no one to pay their tuition fees and to buy them uniforms. The official number of orphans is 1,800 within the camp but chances are good that there are many more not included in this official count.