South Sudanese Refugee situation in Palorinya settlement

Refugees accessing water in Belameling settlement Zone I Block 3



Three years of civil war, the conflict in South Sudan is yet not to end. A shaky peace agreement between South Sudan President, Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar, sparked off a worse conflict, resuming the war in July, 2016. With that, Uganda, the largest host country of South Sudanese refugees is experiencing a renewed refugee influx. Unfortunately, most of the new refugees are fleeing from the breadbasket Equatoria region hence deepening the food insecurity disaster in South Sudan. The food insecurity disaster, with a potential genocide and an ethnic cleansing underway as warned by the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan will likely increase the influx of South Sudan refugees to Uganda.



25,212 SSD refugees received at Palorinya Settlement, Moyo district by 30 December 2016. 8,532 SSD refugees arrived in Uganda by 15 December, 2016. This portrays a continuous influx of SSD refugees to Uganda and Palorinya Settlement. A leading partner to UNHCR, LWF untiringly provides protection, shelter, CRIs, WASH and health services to the refugees. 2419 individuals have been served CRIs, 5 new boreholes were drilled in Palorinya Zone II while more accommodation and sanitary structures were completed.




  •  5 new boreholes have successfully been drilled and cast in Zone II, ready for installation. Zone 1 has a standard water supply with16 existing and rehabilitated boreholes.
  • Zone II has been provided with 15 water storage tanks (10,000 liters storage capacity each). LWF also offers Water trucking activities at both the reception center and in the Settlement (Zone II).


  • 26 police accommodation tukuls have been constructed. 5 stance VIP drainable latrine for the Base camp at pit lining stage while 5 stance temporary latrines for Moyo Police station are at  the finishing stage. Work on the bath shelter soak pits at is in progress.
  • The LWF office renovation has successfully been finished as that of the OPM is undergoing final touches.


  • 2419 individuals from 641 households were served core relief items like   blankets, plastic sheets, kitchen sets, jerrycans, soap, shackles, mosquito nets and nylon ropes while 6784 women got sanitary pads and soap.


  • LWF has reunited families with registration of 4,848 individuals (1,243 families).
  • Persons with Special Needs have been identified and psychosocial support given to 60 of them.
  • 56 Child Protection and 4 SGBV cases have been identified. SGBV response and awareness sessions are being conducted to counter the vice and 641 individuals have been reached so far.




  • A shortage of 10,000 liters storage capacity plastic water tanks to prompt clean water supply.


  • Over whelming number of PSNs that need shelter support. However, only 15 PSNs will be supported due to inadequate funds.
  • Placement of female police officers in the Settlement to respond to SGBV cases and other sensitive gender related issues.
  • Lack of interim alternative to ensure safety of SGBV survivors and limited transport facilities to prompt family reunions.


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