New life for South Sudan refugees in Nyumanzi, Uganda


From Al Jazeera:

Nyumanzi, Uganda – Streams of noisy motorcycles and cars charge down a busy, dusty market road lined with stalls and shops where South Sudanese refugees and Ugandan locals sell their wares. Nyumanzi is a northern rural hamlet close to the border with South Sudan. This area has received global attention because this transit centre in Uganda is frequently congested with thousands of new arrivals and is also home to more than 20,000 long-term refugees displaced by the conflict in South Sudan.

With little sign that hostile relations between President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar will end soon, some refugees are trying to build new lives as small-scale entrepreneurs and foster stronger community relations with their Ugandan hosts.

The market, established in 2014, is divided between locals and those living in Nyumanzi Refugee Settlement, with hundreds of people selling traditional and modern commodities.”


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