According to the United Nations Refugee Agency and the World Bank, Uganda is now home to over 1.2 million people who have fled 13 countries.
Uganda hosts a refugee summit on Friday. The East African country has the largest refugee camp in the world and has been hailed for its policies towards asylum seekers.
More than three-quarters of them are from South Sudan. Others are from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi.
But it's resources are at breaking point.
TRT World's Leon Sin-Yangay has the story.