His a Congolese by nationality aged 67 years, he lives alone and all the family was displaced due to the war in his home country Congo. He has spent 10 years in the camp living under tough situation and he claims he gets a meal by God’s grace and sometimes spends 2 days with no food, he has another difficulty of clothing and he only has one pair of cloths( shirt and a trouser) which he washes at night when he is going to sleep.


His also a Congolese by nationality aged 84 years with a disability, he got an accident in 2010 when he was on the way fleeing from his home country Congo to Uganda and has lived in the camp for 10years. He lives with his two grandchildren and finds difficulty looking after them due to the old age and disability, he survives only on the monthly support of $6 for each refugee to feed on the whole month provided by United Nations which is not enough to cater for basic needs.


She is a refugee living in Kyaka II refugee settlement aged 68 years, stays alone and she is asthmatic. She doesn’t get enough medication and she stays in a temporary shelter covered by taplin which leaks every time it rains.


She’s an old woman aged 85 years living in a temporary house which leaks and has no latrine, not only that but also lacks food and clothes.


His is blind aged 54 years, claims that does not access any support from the organisations within the camp. The most challenge he is facing is the shelter he lives in that leaks. Whenever it rains at night he finds it hard since he is blind. Therefore, he requests any help to build for him a better house.


He is 80years old, living with the wife and a granddaughter. He complains of hunger, since they have spent 2months without getting any monthly support and due to his old age he can’t go to the host community to look for something to survive.


He is 72 years old living with his wife aged 62years, they live in a temporary house and the most challenge they are facing is shelter and food.


His an old man aged 85years living with his wife aged 80years and the most challenge they are facing is clothing and a latrine.


He lives with his grandchild and he has a high blood pressure. He does not access medication, and the most challenges he faces are no latrine, clothes, and shelter.

His a new arrival from Congo aged 60, he was burnt in the house rebels in the community. He survived and got a chance to reach in Uganda unfortunately he does not get medication and the scars are swelling.


She a Congolese living with her grandchild Jeremy aged 10 years, the main challenge she has is the shelter and clothes.

Assessment For Elderly Refugees In Kyaka II Refugee Settlement Kyegegwa District

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  • December 9, 2020 at 5:06 pm

    Very good article. I am experiencing a few of these issues as well.. Susan Sterling Camarata


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