Uganda

Member News

Nyumazi Reception Center
Adjumani Refugee Settlement, Uganda
April 2015
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 [...]
group of young refugee girls
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

WHS WEBSITE BLOG THUMB-15
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 […]

Locals in Byasi Tole, come togehter to build a temporary shed for the people in Byasi Tole, who have lost their homes following the earthquake. Photo: ACT/DCA/Shikhar Bhattarai
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, […]

Climate_Change_Bonn
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 […]

Birhanu Waka helps children move their belongings to a different classroom in a school in the Ajuong Thok Refugee Camp in South Sudan. Situated in northern Unity State, the camp hosts thousands of refugees from the Nuba Mountains, located across the nearby border with Sudan. The Lutheran World Federation, a member of the ACT Alliance, provides a variety of services in the camp, including support for children's education. Waka directs the LWF office in the area.
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 […]

uganda
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 […]