photographer & filmmaker
 Children enjoying a rare rainfall in Nyumanzi refugee camp.

Adjumani

The Adjumani district in Northern Uganda is an arrival point for many of the South Sudanese refugees fleeing the hunger and violence of civil war. In spring 2016 me and a journalist colleague covered a story about the refugee situation at the area’s refugee registration centre, reception centre and a settlement.

 Children enjoying a rare rainfall in Nyumanzi refugee camp.

Children enjoying a rare rainfall in Nyumanzi refugee camp.

 A child waits for a UN truck to pick them up at registration centre in Elegu.

A child waits for a UN truck to pick them up at registration centre in Elegu.

 Sleeping room at the Elegu registration centre

Sleeping room at the Elegu registration centre

 Many who arrive to the Elegu registration centre have traveled for weeks and are in poor physical and mental condition.

Many who arrive to the Elegu registration centre have traveled for weeks and are in poor physical and mental condition.

 People arriving to the Nyumanzi reception center.

People arriving to the Nyumanzi reception center.

 Owuk Garang, 23, is a single mother of seven. She wishes to stay in Uganda to ensure education for her children.

Owuk Garang, 23, is a single mother of seven. She wishes to stay in Uganda to ensure education for her children.

 Agung Garang, 16, with her family’s belongings at the reception center. She, her mother and eight siblings had started their journey from their unsafe home village by foot.

Agung Garang, 16, with her family’s belongings at the reception center. She, her mother and eight siblings had started their journey from their unsafe home village by foot.


 Mary Mudra, 23, fears the future. She hopes her four children will be able to attend a school in a camp where they were to be transferred soon.

Mary Mudra, 23, fears the future. She hopes her four children will be able to attend a school in a camp where they were to be transferred soon.

 From Nyumanzi reception centre people are relocated to camps.

From Nyumanzi reception centre people are relocated to camps.

 Women at Nyumanzi Settlement

Women at Nyumanzi Settlement

 Family at Nyumanzi settlement

Family at Nyumanzi settlement