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Settlements within the Camp

Settlements within the Camp

Refugees are given startup kit at the arrival consisting of tarpaulin, lights, blankets, saucepans and few other household items. They need to begin their life with it and survive. People are allocated with a piece of land measuring 30X30 meters and are encouraged to cultivate. Each household consists of five to seven members. They include adults, young people, children and infants. 86% of people are young women and children. There are only 2% of elderly and men are much lower than women.

Most of the refugees come from southern areas of South Sudan. They are from Torit and Malakal Catholic dioceses. Most of them speaks Acholi, Langi, Dinka languages.

Most of the housing is made of UNHCR supplied tarpaulin roof and grass. The walls are also sometimes made of tarpaulin or mud with sticks. Surely shelters leak during rain and extremely hot during the day. Privacy and security are very questionable. It is very challenging to live there during wet season. It is hard to share a shelter with non-relatives.