Co–existence dilemma

This is a South Sudanese refugee family living in Uganda’s largest refugee settlement, Bidibidi. Picture by Ochan Hannington | 11 Dec 2020

Five years on, living side-by-side, refugees and the host communities of Bidi bidi are still struggling to attain total harmony amid their societal differences. Spontaneous minor conflicts still occur between individuals from the two communities at times. The most common causes are socio–cultural differences and; most importantly inadequate resources such as wood for making hot meals, lack of grass for making roofs and limited water sources. Juruga Samuel, has been living in Bidi Bidi since he fled his home country South Sudan at the height of violence. He has witnessed all sorts of conflicts between his fellow refugees and members of the host communities. He sent us this reports.