Medical Services for Congolese Refugees
The continuing war in the Eastern part of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has led to massive displacement of Congolese into southwest Uganda. An estimated 400,000 Congolese (mostly women and children) have become refugees in other nations (Source: UNHCR). Many Congolese have been victims of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). Refugees arrive with few personal goods or funds.
Medical Teams International is serving over 60,000 refugees through six health clinics in the Nakivale and Oruchinga settlements in southwest Uganda.