According to BBC, Uganda is home to around 1.3million refugees, which is the largest number of refugees in any country in Africa, and the third-largest in the world.
Behind these huge numbers are conflicts in neighboring countries, the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan, and more than 90% of Uganda’s refugees come from these two countries.
But instead of fighting the tide of displacement, Uganda has become renowned for its welcoming refugee policies.
BBC’s Ashley John-Baptiste met some of the refugees trying to make a home for themselves in the north of the country.
This story is part of a BBC News series, called “The Displaced” a selection of stories exploring the human impact of this movement, and how it is changing our world.
Watch the documentary below: