The world’s newest country, South Sudan, has experienced international and domestic conflicts since its secession from the Republic of Sudan in 2011. Fighting began in early July 2016 forcing hundreds of thousands of people to flee to Kenya, Sudan, and other regions within South Sudan, but primarily Uganda.
An average of 2,829 South Sudanese refugees crossed into Uganda each day throughout September 2016. Refugee settlements in the Adjumani region saw an influx of nearly 1,000 refugees per day.
Working with Professor Korydon Smith, a studio of architecture students took on this global challenge. This sample of work frames the challenges of refugee resettlement and explores solutions for housing amidst the complex situation in Uganda.