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the united nations says more than 70 million people were forced from their homes through war, violence and persecution last year. in the second of his series on the displaced people of the world, our correpsondent ashley john—ba ptsite reports now from uganda, which has one of the biggest refugee populations on earth. this is naomi. she's a refugee who fled civil war in south sudan in 2016. translation: when i look back home, i know i am now free because there's no sound of guns. naomi now lives in bidi bidi, in uganda, one of the most unusual refugee camps in the world. spanning 250 square kilometres, it's home to around 230,000 south sudanese refugees. and it wants to become its very own city.
this is your land? yeah. like all refugees in rural parts of uganda, naomi has been given a plot of land to build and farm on. it offers some stability after a troubling past. translation: in the night, people would come and knock on your door. and when you opened the door, they'd cut you with a knife, slaughter you and go. naomi's brother was killed in front of her. she managed to escape with her husband and children. uganda is renowned for its refugee—friendly policies. as well as getting land, refugees are allowed to work, set up businesses and move freely around the country. in the bidi bidi settlement, you have markets. now, what's really interesting about these markets is that the locals do business with the refugees. singing.
translation: this part of the marketplace is given to us and we also pay for it. most of the goods you see, we buy them from the ugandans and resell them for a small profit. local ugandans actually lobbied the government to have a refugee settlement built and the land was all donated by private individuals. this is our second or third time of requesting refugees here. when war broke out in our place here, we also went to their place, so receiving them is not bad. today, uganda has the largest refugee population in all of africa and the third largest globally. the country has been widely praised for supporting so many refugees, but the government has recently begun to vet refugees much more rigorously, because of security concerns. and the numbers mean bidi bidi still faces challenges. how often do they come for food? they come every month. most refugees still rely on food hand—outs to survive and funding
targets haven't been met. for naomi, competition over resources presents another problem. translation: here, where we're collecting now is safe. but when we cross over there, the host community hear us chopping, then they come and start chasing us. no—one who lives or works in bidi bidi would claim it's perfect, but uganda is offering a semblance of normal life for refugees like naomi and herfamily. ashleyjohn—baptiste, bbc news. it's been a good night for british stars at the us tv awards, the emmys. phoebe waller—bridge, the writer and creator of fleabag, and jodie comer, the star of killing eve, won two of the night's big prizes. here's our north america correspondent peter bowes.
jodie! jodie, on the right, right here! posing for the camera, and parading the purple carpet, hollywood royalty, along with the kings and queens of game of thrones, the fantasy drama that has dominated the small screen for much of the past decade. the cast of game of thrones. it was the year's most nominated show and won the night's top award for best drama. but it was fleabag that stole the show. the dark comedy that started as a one—woman play at the edinburgh festival is now the toast of hollywood. the reason that i do it is this! best comedy, director, writing and best actress for phoebe waller—bridge, the show‘s creator and star. jodie comer, who plays a psychopathic assassin in killing eve, took the award for best actress in a drama, beating her co—star sandra oh. my mum and dad are in liverpool who i didn't invite because i didn't think this was going to be my time.
billy porter made history, the first openly gay man to win for best actor in a drama for his performance in pose. ben whishaw‘s portrayal of norman scott in a very english scandal won him the award for best supporting actor. he'd already been celebrating. i'm hungover! there were also awards for chernobyl, the docudrama about the 1986 nuclear disaster, and netflix's black mirror: bandersnatch, the interactive film in which viewers have a say in the storyline. thank you very much. television is enjoying a golden age. peter bowes, bbc news, los angeles. now it's time for a look at the weather. hello. if you remember the weather last week, you would have remembered high pressure and sunshine, fairly chilly nights. this week it is looking decidedly autumnal with low
pressure dominating the scene. spells of wet and windy weather followed by sunshine and showers but on the plus side, the knights will be quite mild thanks to the south—westerly winds. low pressure will be nearby again to end monday and into the start of tuesday, plenty of isobars and weather fronts so plenty of isobars and weather fronts so pretty wet night to come and fairly windy. the rain tapping up to become heavy and may be thundering across parts of wales and the south—west towards the of the night. 0n the plus side, temperatures not falling below i2—isd so a mild night for all. as we head into tuesday, still low pressure with us, early rain tending to clear north—eastwards but the next level feature which contains the remnants of what was hurricane humberto will bring a spell of windy weather particularly across parts of the british isles. tuesday, heavy rain for many but then strong and gusty wind is coming into play later in the day, particularly in southern england and towards wales. the rain moves northwards and eastwards
through the morning. you can see the brighter echoes, indicating some embedded thunderstorms and perhaps some lightning for eastern scotland, central and eastern england favourite for these and then have a perhaps thundery showers pushing into the south—west as the wind picks up. temperature wise, the mid to upper teens celsius for most of us. to upper teens celsius for most of us. i willjust zoom in to show you where the strongest of the wind will be, gusting 40—50 mph across south—western england and along the south—western england and along the south coast, too, as the feature moves in later on tuesday, and during tuesday night. eventually clearing into the near continent, this brief ridge of high pressure building on before the next low pressure builds in for thursday and friday, to bring yet more unsettled weather. it starts off fairly windy with outbreaks of rain across southern and south—eastern areas for wednesday and that will eventually clear away, that when slowly easing down, that showers across northern areas, the best of the sunny spells across eastern england and wales but with a bit more sunshine, it might
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