Nurse Edema Gaspar examines a child in an outreach clinic in the Rhino Refugee Camp in northern Uganda. As of April 2017, the camp held almost 87,000 refugees from South Sudan, and more people were arriving daily. About 1.8 million people have fled South Sudan since civil war broke out there at the end of 2013. About 900,000 have sought refuge in Uganda.
The clinic was sponsored by Global Refuge International, which receives support from the Global Health Program of The United Methodist Church.
Because of the nature of the Rhino Camp, where refugees are spread out over a wide area, it's not possible for many of them to access health care, so Global Refuge International holds outreach clinics on a regular basis through several areas of the camp.