Pictorial: A Peek into Ayilo Refugee Settlements

5239 Views Adjumani, Uganda


Ayilo 1 and 2 Refugee settlements, in Adjumani district, host over 100,000 refugees mainly from South Sudan.  Due to the high presence of refugees, the area is strained as communities have to share the limited resources with refugees.

On Thursday, a delegation led by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Special envoy to South Sudan and 1st   Deputy Prime Minister Moses Ali visited the settlements.

In just the past year, the overall refugee population in Uganda has more than doubled - from 500,000 to more than 1.25 million - making the East African country host to the world's fastest growing refugee emergency.

URN visited Ayilo 1 and 2 settlements and brings you the story in Pictures.


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About the author

Alex Otto
“Journalism that changes lives is my goal,” Alex Otto has said on more than one occasion. That is his career’s guiding principle. Has been since he was a radio journalist in the northern Ugandan town of Gulu in 2009.

Otto passionately believes his journalism should bring to the fore the voices of the voiceless like the shooting victims of Apaa. Otto tries in his journalism to ask tough questions to those in positions of authority.

Based in the Kampala bureau, Otto is especially interested in covering agriculture, politics, education, human rights, crime, environment and business. He has reported intensively on the post-conflict situation in northern Uganda.

A URN staff member since 2014, Otto previously worked with The Observer Newspaper from 2012 to 2013 and later the Institute for War and Peace Reporting IWPR based in Gulu.

He was the URN Gulu bureau chief 2014-2016.