Uganda Refugee Camp in Need of Food, Shelter

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Uganda is facing a humanitarian crisis after 65,000 refugees fled a terror attack on their village in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Following the July 12 assault, the refugees crossed into the remote Ugandan district of Bundibugyo, seeking safety.

Many found refuge with relatives in Uganda. But more than 20,000 are in need of food, water, and a place to live.

Joshua Dickenson, with the Pennsylvania-based World Harvest Mission, serves as an American missionary and water engineer in Bundibugyo. He's helped provide water to the refugee camp.

"To be honest, it's been heartbreaking," he said. "It is a struggle to run into this refugee camp, but it is also the reason that I am here in Bundibugiyo, and the reason I feel God has called me to serve to be available for tragedies like this."

"When we first got water flowing in the camp, and many women and children were coming to collect water," he recalled. "And the 'thank you's' and to know that I was here representing Christ in a way of providing clean water, it was very fulfilling."
         
You can learn more about this story on Lee Webb's Facebook page, including how Dickenson sacrificed more than just his time and talent to help these people.

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