Kyangwali Refugee Settlement
The Kyangwali Refugee Settlement is located in Western Uganda, 80 km from Hoima. Kyangwali hosts approximately 18,000 mostly Congolese and Sudanese refugees. There are a small number of Rawandese, Burundians, Somalis, and Ethiopians also living at Kyangwali.
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)