The Life Line of Healthcare
Dr. Bonaventure speaks about the medical situation on the ground in Nakivale Refugee Settlement, Uganda. In Nakivale, malaria accounts for 50% of the under-five mortality rate.
Life in Nakivale
Nakivale is one of Africa's largest and oldest refugee settlements. Many refugee families have been forced to flee violent conflict in the DRC, yet while they have found a safe refuge in Nakivale, resources are becoming increasingly stretched. Many young people have lived most of their lives in the settlement, and are unlikely to return to their homeland in the near future.
Nakivale is more than a temporary shelter - it's a place where children and families need long-term support and opportunities to grow and thrive. They need access to education, clean water, healthcare and skills training, so that when they do return home, they can rebuild their communities and create a better life for future generations.
UNHCR is committed to saving, building and connecting lives in Nakivale. That means we are there to provide emergency relief and shelter for new refugee arrivals, but also to help them build a better life for themselves and their communities.
Australia for UNHCR needs your help to provide opportunities to thousands of children and families who have left their homes, possessions and livelihoods behind in countries ravaged by war.
We believe in their potential and their right to health, education and the chance for a brighter future.
Please join us today - and become a Life Line for Nakivale