In 2011 South Sudan gained independence from Sudan and become the world's newest country. Yet old grievances between different communities in the new nation quickly erupted into a brutal civl war in 2013, causing thousands to seek safety across the border into Uganda. Here, South Sudanese refugees are allowed to work, farm, and go to school. For some it has been their second, third, or fourth time fleeing home.

In August 2017 the one millionth refugee from South Sudan entered Uganda, a country known for its progressive refugee strategies. Upon arrival, people are given a plot of land and provided with food each month. However, as there has been an unexpectedly large number of new arrivals, lack of food and medication is starting to become a major issue.

Bidibidi in northwestern Uganda has now become one of the world's largest refugee camps with some 270,000 displaced people living there.
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