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A New Safe Space for Refugee Children in Northern Uganda

Celebrating the opening of IsraAID’s newest Child Friendly Space, supported by the Children of Haiti Refugee Project (COHRP).

Palorinya is home to 121,000 refugees. Almost all fled violent conflict in South Sudan. Despite the warm welcome and beautiful landscape, the South Sudanese refugees in Palorinya are still very much part of the refugee crisis. Uganda hosts the largest refugee population in Africa, with an “open door” policy and porous borders, particularly when it comes to South Sudan, a short journey north from here. In a stark situation, the new Child Friendly Space provides cause for optimism. That much is clear from the high demand for these services. In just two afternoons of open registration, more than 620 children had already signed up, with another 400 anticipated.

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