By Najibu Mulema
Uganda has been named as a country affected most by refugee outflow in sub-Saharan Africa .
According to the October report from United Nations High commission for refugees(UNHCR), Uganda has been receiving over 2,400 new arrivals every day since the beginning of October and over a quarter of a million new refugees since the re-eruption of violence in Juba since July.
In May last year UNHCR praised Uganda as having progressive and forward-thinking policies for the more than half a million refugees in the country.
“The Uganda model is almost unique in allowing refugees the freedoms that they are granted,” says Charlie Yaxley,
UNHCR spokesperson in Uganda.
Most of the arrivals are from the South Sudan where they report political unrest, killings and torture of people.
In recent weeks, refugees have been increasingly using informal border crossing points, reportedly due to the presence of armed groups along main roads .
Bidibidi which is The new refugee settlement in Adjumani district opened in August this year, has become one of the
largest refugee-hosting areas in the world now housing 170,000 South Sudanese refugees.
In the last 20 years nearly all the countries that border Uganda including Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda,
Kenya and South Sudan have had conflicts which have sent people running here.