Uganda – Rwamwanja Refugee Camp
Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement is a refugee camp in Kamwenge District in southwestern Uganda. It is home to nearly 70,000 refugees.
The Rwamwanja camp is managed by the UNHCR and the Ugandan Office of the Prime Minister’s Department of Refugees (OPM). Services to refugees are implemented by a host of “implementing partner” NGOs, principally the Lutheran World Federation, the Windle Charitable Trust, Africa Humanitarian Action and African Initiative for Relief Development.
Most of the current residents of the Rwamwanja settlement are Congolese nationals who fled the M23 rebellion and the broader Kivu conflict beginning in early 2012.