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ACORD in Uganda works in partnership with the poor and the marginalised to change conditions undermining social justice through participatory people-centred practical work, research and advocacy. To this end ACORD is implementing programmes focusing on resilient livelihoods, rights and responsibilities promotion, and peace building and conflict resolution. ACORD also provide life-saving support to Burundian, Congolese, and South Sudanese refugees in Uganda.
ACORD (Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development) is a Pan-African non-governmental organisation that has been working for social justice and development in Africa since 1976. Our work is guided by a number of fundamental values and working principles, chief amongst these is our belief that people themselves are the primary actors in their own development.
Uganda is facing the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world. According to recent data from the UN Refugee Agency, there are currently 950,562 South Sudanese refugees in Uganda, with an estimated 42,000 new arrivals every month, at up to 2000 people per day. 80% of the refugees arriving in Uganda are women and children.
Uganda receives an average of 42,000 new refugees every month. Amongst their most urgent needs is access to clean water and sanitation. This is critically important for their health and survival.
ACORD in collaboration with HEKS and the Swiss Solidarity Fund has initiated a water and sanitation project to address the increasing demand from the refugee population in Bidibidi settlement, West Nile, Northern Uganda.
ACORD, with support from Swiss Inter-Church Aid (HEKS), mobilized communities to engage in fishing as a viable economic activity in the area.
Toko is one of the fishing groups in Mangala Payam of Terekeka County that has benefited from the support provided by ACORD. Toko and nine other fishing groups from the area were provided fishing gears and local canoes to facilitate their fishing activities. The groups also received technical training on modern fishing and fish preservation methods. The training is meant to ensure that their produce is competitive in Juba Market.
As the rainy season closes in ACORD plans to distribute agricultural items to farmers. ACORD South Sudan mainly operates in Lobonok Payam in Juba County as well as Terekeka County in Central Equatoria and Magwi in Eastern Equatoria.
Juba, 12 May 2014 – On 20 May 2014, the international community will convene in Oslo, Norway, to discuss how to address the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan. In just under five months since fighting erupted, the situation in South Sudan has deteriorated severely, causing 1.3 million people to flee from their homes, including an estimated 300,000 to neighboring countries. Over 4 million people, including over 2.5 million children, are extremely vulnerable to food insecurity, as people have been displaced from their sources of survival. This crisis is worsening on a daily basis.
Juba, 26th April 2014
This study was carried out in response to a request from ACORD (Nairobi) and CCFD-Terre Solidaire (Paris).
ACORD is implementing various livelihood programmes in South Sudan's Lobonok, Terekeka Central, Tombek and Muni Payams. The areas are characterised by fertile soils and good rainfall making it a good location for planting cassava, sorghum and ground nuts. In order to improve food security in the various Payams, ACORD has been supporting the establishment of farmer groups and strengthening existing ones.