Tommy Trenchard

Bidi Bidi, Northern Region, Uganda

Lona Kiji (45) in her maize plot in Bidibidi refugee camp. She fled here in September 2016 when violence swept through Central Equatoria State in South Sudan. 'When you step on death, you run', she said. 'In Uganda you are free. Here we can move anywhere. In countries like Kenya they keep you behind a fence. Here you can grow crops and the children feel like they are at home', she said. Kiji started with a small tent, but now has three permanent huts to house her family. Nevertheless she wants to return home. 'If you're at home, the land is yours. You can do with it as you wish. As a refugee you have to ask for permission from the hosts to do anything. This is a burden', she said.

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