Bidibidi refugee camp in Uganda becomes one of the largest in world

The Bidibidi refugee settlement in Uganda has become one of the largest refugee-hosting areas in the world according to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.

It hosts more than 160,000 South Sudanese after continued clashes across the country. 

On average, more than 2,000 people cross the border to Uganda every day, and refugees are increasingly turning to informal border crossings, according to UNHCR. There are more than half a million refugees in the country. More than 300,000 have arrived this year.

Since fighting in the Equatorian region of the country, migration to Uganda has skyrocketed. Previously, UNHCR has reported that civilians have been extorted by both the government and opposition groups in the country.

"Deterioration of security situation, occurrence of human right violations, and lack of social services have been cited as the main reasons for leaving South Sudan," UNHCR said in a recent report.