Aerial view of Hoima camp in Uganda
BOR, Jonglei State – South Sudanese refugees living in Nyumaji refugees settlement in Adjumani district of Uganda have clashed with host community following a death of local resident near the market.
On Wensday morning a local was found dead near The market. This resulted to fighting between local and refugees.
The situation was quelled by police when they were deployed on Wednesday. But one refugee leader told Eye Radio on Thursday that fighting resumed in the morning, leaving a number of people injured and huts torched.
“These people came and there is a lot of fighting right now,” Alfa Lima told Eye Radio. “They burnt down houses, they attacked people and now we are running in the refugee camp.”
Nyumaji refugees settlement hosts many South Sudanese refugees who fled the violent from Jonglei state in between 2013 and 2014.