Uganda's open-door policy sags amid crush of refugees from South Sudan

b_179_129_16777215_00_images_ITA151515aa003.jpegBIDI BIDI REFUGEE CAMP, Uganda — Two of her five children died as Pauline Nyaluok navigated her way from war-torn South Sudan to this refugee camp in northern Uganda where she expected to be welcomed with open arms.

Uganda is celebrated around the world for its generosity toward those desperately fleeing violence. Unlike other East African nations like Kenya, where refugees are restricted to camps, Uganda in the past gave refugees land to farm and build a home, plus free health care and education.

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