Kyangwali Refugee Settlement
The Kyangwali Refugee Settlement is located in Western Uganda, 80 km from Hoima. Kyangwali hosts approximately 25,000 mostly Congolese and Sudanese refugees. There are also refugees from Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, and South Sudan.
Many of the refugees in Kyangwali lack food; clean water; medical care; freedom of movement; housing; an education – just about everything we in the industrialized nations take for granted. The number of people dying from preventable or curable diseases, orphaned, and facing a drastically reduced life expectancy is staggering.
Refugee Camp Economies, Presentation to the Workshop on the Economics of Forced Migration, Eric Werker (12-05)
Refugees in Kyangwali Settlement: Constraints on Economic Freedom (Refugee Law Project Working Paper No. 7)