THE MISSION AND THE SCHOOL
PALABEK SETTLEMENT (UGANDA)
SIHMA published a report, FORMAL SETTLEMENT VS EMERGENCY CAMP - DIFFERENT REFUGEE RESIDENCE APPROACHES IN UGANDA AND SOUTH SUDAN, that discusses the difference between two refugee residence approaches: the emergency camp and the formal settlement. It attempts to reflect on the lives of those living in these residences and show the differences specifically between the Internally Displaced Peoples Camp Gumbo in South Sudan and the formal settlement Palabek in Uganda. By taking a closer look at the experiences of three people that we have interviewed – a refugee representative living in the Palabek settlement in Uganda, a delegate of the Ugandan Ministry of Homan Affairs and a Salesian priest in charge of a parish in Juba, South Sudan – the report aims to show how people staying in camps and settlements live their lives differently.