As of 2011, some five years after the collapse of the Lord’s Resistance Army’s insurgency in northern Uganda, some semblance of stability returned to Uganda’s troubled North, bringing more than 20 years of insecurity and displacement to a close while unleashing new needs as the displaced sought a return to their pre-crisis lives.
As some two million Ugandans began to return to their ancestral homes after two decades in makeshift camps, they lacked the resources needed to rebuild their lives. Action Against Hunger was there to continue its support for these communities, now dispersed across Uganda’s vast North, as their need for clean water, sanitation, and livelihood support multiplied.
Elsewhere, our teams are working with the pastoralist communities of the Karamoja in Uganda’s northeast, addressing endemic water and sanitation problems, high rates of malnutrition, and the need for diversified livelihoods.
In 2012, Action Against Hunger assisted some 200,000 people across Uganda, ensuring access to safe water and sanitation, supporting agricultural development, providing cash-based support for new businesses, lifesaving therapeutic nutrition programs, and capacity-building support to strengthen Uganda’s health system.