Ochgoro Somra and her children – Farida, four, left, Siragi, two, Mondoro Farida, four, and Shahid, three – lived in Bidi Bidi before it filled up with arrivals from South Sudan. ‘The refugees are innocent civilians coming to us for protection from the insecurity in their own country. I am glad Uganda can welcome them here,’ Somra says. ‘Initially, we were here more or less alone. Now we have been surrounded by South Sudanese refugees. The children have made new friends. They even start picking up some words in South Sudanese languages’.