Mercy Atim, a social worker at Imvepi Refugee settlement says cases of women being abandoned by their husbands have become common forcing some of the women to consider extra marital affairs to provide for their families.
Refugee women in Arua
city and camps in Terego district have complained of being abandoned by their
spouses. The women say that they are unable to fend for their families because of
the biting poverty in the absence of their husbands.
Currently there are over 300,000 refugees in Arua City.
However, most of them are facing hard times because most of the family heads left
for South Sudan with little or no hope of returning to their families in Uganda.
Joyce Kaddu, one of the refugee women struggling with five children in Arua
town, says that life has become very hard for her and the children because her
husband left for South Sudan over three months ago.
in: “The life is really hard…
is no future,”//
John Kenyi a member of the Refugee Welfare Council Zone
Three-RWC in Imvepi settlement says the situation has forced some women to
resort to drinking alcohol and conning people for survival.
Kenyi calls on aid
workers to extend support to the women who have been abandoned by their
//Cue in; You will find that …
Cue out; and some support.…. //
Mario Lagu, another member of the Refugee Welfare Council
Zone Three-RWC in Rhino Camp settlement has condemned the decision of some men
to abandon their families in Uganda without any help.
He appeals to the
refugees living in town to move to the camps so that they can be helped to do
agriculture and other income generating activities.
in: “The generation that is …
out:..no visiting that’s all,”//
Mercy Atim, a social worker at Imvepi Refugee settlement says
cases of women being abandoned by their husbands have become common forcing
some of the women to consider extra marital affairs to provide for their
in; A number of Women have…
not the end of the roa,” //
Solomon Osakan, the Refugee Desk Officer in Arua told URN
that refugees who have opted to live in towns other than the camps are not the responsibility
of the Office of the Prime Minister.
He says the refugees cannot be even
admitted in the camps because the government has suspended providing asylum to
refugees who left on their own for South Sudan.
in; But that is not an…
registration for now,”//
Since the outbreak of the corona pandemic, many aid agencies
have withdrawn support from the refugees citing dwindling donor support. The
reduction of food aid from WFP has worsened the situation.