>> This is 14-year-old Taboo Sunday. A refugee from South Sudan's four year civil war. And named on Thursday, as the symbolic one millionth person seeking safety in neighboring Uganda.>>
Tens of thousands of people have been killed and nearly a third of the country's 12 million population has fled their homes. Many of them have ended up in refugee camps like this one, Bidi Bidi, near South Sudan's southern border.>> We are policemen.>> We are policemen.>> The US refugee agency says, on average, 1,800 South Sudanese people have fled to Uganda everyday over the past year, and the country is struggling to cope.
>> Uganda continues to welcome refugees with open arms but the sheer scale of the influxes receiving means the significant challenges are being faced in providing refugees with the assistance that they need.>> One of those challenges, a lack of funding. The UNHCR says international donors have provided just 21% of the $674 million needed for south Sudanese refugees in Uganda in 2017.
That help needed so refugees like Taboo can get food, healthcare, and education. Education that Taboo wants, she says so one day she can be the one helping others.