Nakivale Refugee Settlement, established in 1958. 132 miles from Kampala, Uganda’s capital city. Refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Somalia, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Eritrea (and others). Run by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and assisted by NGOs.
71 square miles, Nakivale is within the Isingiro District in southwest Uganda, in which there are 140,723 refugees.
Many of the 60,000 refugees who arrived prior to 2014 have lived there for over 20 years. Over half of the refugees are under the age of 18.
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