- Bidibidi is a large refugee settlement in north-western Kenya.
- Some people who fled from South Sudan civil war live in Bidibidi.
- Some people who fled from civil war in Somalia live in Dadaab refugee complex in Kenya.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 only
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 3 only
The correct answer is (c) 2 and 3.
- Statement 1: Bidibidi is a large refugee settlement in north-western Kenya. This statement is incorrect. Bidibidi is indeed a large refugee settlement, but it is located in the Yumbe District of northwestern Uganda, not Kenya.
- Statement 2: Some people who fled from South Sudan civil war live in Bidibidi. This statement is correct. Bidibidi Refugee Settlement is home to over 270,000 South Sudanese refugees who fled the ongoing civil war in their home country.
- Statement 3: Some people who fled from civil war in Somalia live in Dadaab refugee complex in Kenya. This statement is correct. Dadaab is a refugee camp complex in Kenya that hosts a large number of refugees who fled from the civil war in Somalia.
- Bidibidi Refugee Settlement is one of the largest refugee settlements in the world. It was established in August 2016 to host and contain the influx of asylum seekers from South Sudan. The settlement has grown rapidly and is home to over 270,000 South Sudanese refugees. The Ugandan government and NGOs have worked to create a settlement rather than a camp, providing refugees with seeds to plant and other forms of support.
- The South Sudan civil war has caused a significant number of South Sudanese to flee their home country. Many of these refugees have found a home in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement in Uganda.
- Dadaab Refugee Complex in Kenya is another large refugee camp that hosts refugees who fled from the civil war in Somalia. The complex was established in 1991 and has grown to host hundreds of thousands of refugees. The camps in Dadaab have developed into commercial hubs and resemble naturally-grown towns.
- The Somali civil war has caused a large influx of Somali refugees into Kenya, many of whom live in the Dadaab Refugee Complex. Despite the challenging conditions in the camps, many refugees have managed to build lives and even careers in Dadaab.