Uganda

Member News

21 Sep 2017
East Africa’s largest refugee crisis needs more support “The militia shoot at anybody, we have lost mothers, fathers, siblings and children to their attacks,” says 35-year-old Watson Odaga, a South [...]
13 Mar 2017
“A total absence of law” Amina* was lying under a palm tree when a caseworker from ACT member The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) found her. The teen had been covering [...]
MOYO, Uganda, 28 February 2017 (LWF) – “This is the largest refugee crisis in Africa, and the third largest in the world. How many thousands have to come, how many [...]
09 Feb 2017
Atrocities and impending famine in war-torn country (14.12.2016) – ACT member The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is urgently calling for more support to help the victims of the resurging civil [...]
19 Jan 2017
Thousands flee civil war in South Sudan every week MOYO, Uganda/GENEVA, 16 January 2016 (LWI) – The peak is over, but the numbers are still overwhelming: about 700 refugees arrive [...]
22 Sep 2016
When PWRDF announced on August 12 that it was sending $30,000 to support relief efforts for South Sudanese refugees in Uganda, we had no idea how timely our grant would [...]
05 Aug 2016
The Adjumani district lies in the north of Uganda, a stone’s throw away from the troubles of South Sudan. It is here where you will find the largest population of [...]
03 Aug 2016
(LWI) – Following violent clashes in South Sudan, thousands of South Sudanese have now arrived in Uganda to seek refuge in the neighboring country. Most are entering through Elegu collection [...]
20 Jan 2016
PAKELE, Uganda, 19 January 2015 (LWI) – Renewed fighting in South Sudan has caused a new influx of refugees into neighboring Uganda. “Since the beginning of January 2016, Uganda has [...]
19 Jan 2016
RWAMWANJA, Uganda, 19 January 2015 (LWI) – Gender-based violence and poor access to education are among the major human rights challenges for refugees in South Western Uganda. That was made [...]

ACT News

Patriciah Roy Akullo, Advocacy Officer for the ACT Uganda Forum.
26 May 2017

The Karamojong region in northeastern Uganda is the most marginalized and vulnerable region in the country. Home to cattle-herding nomads, Karamojong has been trapped in a cycle of conflict for generations as warriors have battled the government—and each other—for cattle and survival.  Droughts have increased in severity and frequency over the years, leading to chronic […]

16 May 2016

Louise Akimanimpaye (left), her cousins Elvis and Elodie Olibanji live in Rwamwanja refugee settlement in Western Uganda. ACT member, Finn Church Aid (FCA), together with two private companies, has started the implementation of an innovative project aiming at providing vocational training on entrepreneurship for the refugees. Vocational training is hard to come by in the […]

18 Feb 2016

ACT Alliance builds the capacity of local communities through an EU initiative. Lives can be saved if people in local communities know what to do before, during and after a disaster. This is why today (18 February 2018) ACT Alliance, in cooperation with European Universities and with the support of the EU Aid Volunteers initiative, […]

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31 Aug 2015

As hundreds of government officials from across the world return to Bonn in one of their last bids to hammer out components of a climate agreement in time for the Paris, ACT Alliance is cautiously optimistic that a meaningful agreement is still within reach. “With barely three months before the Paris summit, we in ACT […]

Climate Change
28 Aug 2015

The We Have Faith – Act Now for Climate Justice Pan Africa Cycling Caravan launches this Saturday 29th August. Cyclists are setting off on a 6500km journey from Maputo to raise the voices of people at the forefront of a changing climate. The caravan will go through South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Uganda, Tanzania […]

08 Feb 2014

Gunfire and shelling, in Juba, on 15 December 2013, signalled the beginning of a conflict that quickly spread to other parts of South Sudan, including Bor, Bentiu and Malakal. The violence was sparked by a power struggle between President Salva Kiir Mayardit and his ex-deputy, Riek Machar, and continued for months into early 2014, generating […]

08 Jul 2013

The presence of uncontrolled armed groups in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has led to severe insecurity and displacement of people. The terror these groups have unleashed has included sexual violence, killings, arbitrary executions and other gross human rights violations. Tens of thousands of refugees have fled to Uganda to […]