Bidi Bidi Resettlement Camp

Overview

Over 60% of the people living in Bidi Bidi are children. Most of these children have been through the unthinkable - witnessing the death of their parents and family members and enduring abuse and illness on their long journey from South Sudan to Uganda.

Launched

January 2018

Project Type

Water

Introduction

Right now, we’re living through the biggest refugee crisis in history. 

Bidi Bidi, the world’s largest resettlement area to over 285,000 people, has been renamed “The Children’s Crisis”. Over 60% of the people living in Bidi Bidi are children. Most of them have been through the unthinkable - witnessing the death of their parents and family members and enduring abuse and illness on their long journey from South Sudan to Uganda.


The good news? We can help.

Support needs are vast and span across all pillars of development. Our broad program range gives us the opportunity to make an impact in a variety of different ways.


01 Educational Support

Scattered across the region are a handful of sweltering tents that have become “schools” for thousands of children who are trying to learn and build their futures. By building more suitable facilities, the next generation of children who have fled war in South Sudan will have a future vastly different from their past.



02 Water Initiatives

The people of Bidi Bidi often wait in line for hours to collect a small amount of water. The UNHCR is currently trucking water in from the River Nile which is often contaminated. We have the opportunity to create a more sustainable water source. The implementation of water wells in these densely populated areas will improve overall health while freeing up time and resources to pursue agricultural programs.


03 Economic Initiatives

When our founder, Treana Peake, first met the women of Bidi Bidi, they told her, “We appreciate the rice we are given, but we have two hands; we just want to use our own two hands.” By providing these strong women with resources and economic opportunities, we are empowering them to create their own futures.


04 Therapy

Therapy is imperative for these women and children as they heal and prepare for the future. Through art, sports, music, play and traditional therapy, we have the opportunity to give these people the tools and support they need to rebuild their lives.



Meet the Bidi Bidi print.

Our founder, Treana Peake, walked into Bidi Bidi with a plan - to help where and how it was most needed. She came to Uganda knowing that the women and children had fled a brutal civil war in South Sudan, escaping violence and famine.


But rather than finding victims, Treana met a group of warriors — strong, resilient, remarkable women who were determined to build a new and better future for themselves and the tens of thousands of children in the camp. Working together, they used their hands to create art. And that art became the design of the Bidi Bidi print.

Gallery

IMPACT

We're ready to end this crisis.

But we need your help!

10 clean water wells drilled

Agricultural programs supporting hundreds of women

15,561 people given access to clean water

10 clean water wells drilled

15,561 people given access to clean water

Agricultural programs supporting hundreds of women

Where does my money go?

For any contribution you make, the full amount of your donation goes directly to our humanitarian work in Africa. So every dollar that is donated to our life-saving projects makes an impact, giving people the resources they need to thrive.