Today our team traveled three hours in our bus from Gulu to Adjumani. Adjumani is an area that is home to approximately 82,000 South Sudanese refugees. Since 2013, there has been a bloody conflict between two opposing political parties. Many people think that American politics has risen to new heights of vitriol in the last few years, but nothing we … Read More
Today we spent the day in northern Uganda serving a population of refugees from South Sudan by giving them Sweet Sleep beds. They were all precious and it was a truly remarkable day. Some have asked how the children are chosen to receive this gift. Sweet Sleep has in-country social workers that work within the villages and settlements to identify … Read More
Stuart McAlister, Director of Operations for Sweet Sleep, describes the South Sudanese refugee camp we visited Saturday.
Working with our partners, we’re here to help rescue 50 girls from a very uncertain future in South Sudanese refugee camps, here in Uganda. South Sudan has been in various conflicts for years now. Most recently, the conflict in the world’s newest state of South Sudan has been a civil conflict between different factions of the government and opposition groups. … Read More
Uganda is in the midst of the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis. An estimated 1.3 million refugees have entered Uganda over the past 12 months. That’s the equivalent of the entire population of San Diego. Think about that number for a second… Most are fleeing famine in South Sudan, amassed in refugee camps near the Ugandan border, living in horrible conditions and … Read More