Ugandan Model - 2019 

 

Since the civil war began in South Sudan in 2013, the flow of people fleeing the violence has been directed mainly towards the West Nile region of Uganda.

The emergency lasted for years until, between 2018 and 2019, the number of refugees finally fell, reaching a figure of around one million people.

 

Uganda has reacted to this humanitarian crisis by adopting a drastically different policy than that chosen by most countries that have faced a similar situation, keeping its borders open and incoming,and giving 20m² piece fo land to each family.

The strength of this system is that everyone benefits from it: Ugandan owners often owns so vast territories that he can hardly cultivate and turn productive;

Refugees are an ideal workforce to ensure that stony and wasteland is once again fertile and usable for the future.

 

Although this reception system is proving to be one of the most efficient so far, there are some ubts about the sustainability of this type of intervention once the funds from international cooperation will get somewhere else.

 

Commissioned by AVSI - 2019