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Palabek: different refugee residence approaches in Uganda and South Sudan


Mar 31, 2020
Categories: Report

SIHMA published a report written by Filippo Ferraro, Lola Verkuil and James Chapman. The report 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...

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An Inside Look at the Palabek Refugee Settlement


May 16, 2019
Categories: Discussion

Palabek Refugee Settlement, located in northern Uganda, is home to approximately 36,000 South Sudanese refugees. South Sudan was plagued by civil war in 2013 and conflict still remains in the region. In February of 2019, Father Filippo Ferraro, Executive Director of SIHMA, had the opportunity to visit the settlement and conduct two interviews in order to gain a greater perspective of the reality of these refugees’ ongoing situation. The first interview...

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