Uganda hosts over 1 million South Sudanese refugees who have fled from five years of civil war. 61% of the refugees are children, putting huge pressure on the education system. 350,000 South Sudanese refugee children are out of school.
Palabek is the newest refugee settlement in the north of Uganda and home to more than 40,000 refugees, with more arriving every day. Whilst immediate life-saving needs have been met, there is an enormous need for education provision; Palabek has 28,000 children who are currently served by only seven primary schools and one secondary school.