Ugandan Transit Camp
Ziada, Neema, Jonathan, Joachim, Mapendo
Uganda hosts more refugees than any other country in Africa
GDP per capita in the Uganda is $643
GDP per capita in the US is $62,904
"Most refugees and otherwise displaced people remained indefinitely in the locations where they had sought refuge, often living for years in refugee and IDP camps, or running in circles, just as Argentine and Mapendo had already done..." (p. 217)
Photo credit: Andy Wheatley for DFID
70.8 million people are
forcibly displaced globally
85% of refugees are being hosted
in developing countries.
1 in out every 108 people in the world
are forcibly displaced. Ten years ago that number was 1 out of 160
Photo of IDP camp in Congo photo credit: Molly Feltner
photo of IDP camp in Congo by Molly Feltner
Joachim and Jonathan in Ugandan Refugee Camp
US sets a refugee cap of 18,000 for next year -- a new historic low
The Trump administration told Congress it intends to dramatically cut the number of refugees it will admit in the next fiscal year, only up to 18,000 refugees, according to the State Department -- marking a historic low and threatening to further erode the nation's refugee resettlement program.
Under President Donald Trump, the administration has slowly chipped away at the refugee cap, which dictates how many refugees may be admitted to the United States. The ceiling for fiscal year 2019 stands at 30,000, which, at the time, was the lowest level since 1980...
"Canada was the first country to implement a refugee sponsorship program of the sort. The Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program allowed community organizations, ethnic groups, families, and others to sponsor refugees coming to Canada,.."
Argentine with Asante Mungu, born in a Catholic hospital in Uganda, surrounded by strangers that chose to welcome a pregnant refugee.