South Sudanese refugees gather at a UNHCR collection center on the South Sudan border in Egelo, Uganda.
On the 19th of July 2016 more than 5,000 refugees arrived in Uganda seeking assistance after violence broke out in the capital Juba.
A young refugee from South Sudan plays with an umbrella while waiting to be assisted by UNHCR.
A young boy watches and South Sudanese refugees and their belongings are loaded onto trucks that will take them to a transit center.
A young refugee from Nimule in South Sudan stands with his father’s bicycle as people and belongings are loaded onto trucks at the border in Elego, northern Uganda. Samwell Mangwe, 12, from Abila in Nimule South Sudan fled to Uganda when soldiers began looting villages in their area. His father has since returned to South Sudan to bring the rest of the family to Uganda.
Medical staff treat newly arrived South Sudan refugees at a UNHCR collection center on the South Sudan border in Egelo, Uganda.
A refugee from South Sudan arrives at the Numanzi Transit Center where meals and temporary accomodation are provided by UNHCR in Adjumani, northern Uganda.
85% of South Sudanese refugees crossing the border were women and children. They arrived telling stories of soldiers attacking civilians and looting property.
South Sudanese refugees wait to be registered at a UNHCR collection point in Elego, Uganda.
A refugee from South Sudan clears her newly assigned plot where she will live with her family in Pagarinya 2 camp in Adjumani District, northern Uganda. Esther Ojabajon, 43 from Arapi in Eastern Equatoria, South Sudan fled with her children when gunfire erupted in their village one evening.
‘I heard gunshots in our village and ran at night. Here, I haven’t heard any gunshots since I arrived.’ – Esther Ojabajon, 43 from Arapi in Eastern Equatoria, South Sudan.