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29 Aug 2017 description

Action Against Hunger aims to empower women in Northern Uganda using a two pronged strategy; a) cash transfers, skills training and VSLAs for income generating activities, and b) interventions to prevent violence against women at the household and community level. These interventions combine to become a transformative learning experience for participating individuals and communities.

29 Aug 2017 description

In support of the return and recovery effort of formerly war affected populations, ACF implemented a cash-based intervention in Otuke District of Northern Uganda. This programme assisted internally displaced people (IDPs) with the return home and reestablishing their livelihoods. Vulnerable households received unconditional cash grants through bank accounts and training to support their long-term food security and livelihood (FSL) recovery and capacity.


30 Mar 2017 description

In Uganda’s Bidibidi settlement, community hygiene promoters teach their neighbors healthy habits

by Radhika Shah

24 Nov 2014 description


Twic East County is located in Jonglei State, which is the largest state in South Sudan. The county is composed of five Payams namely: Pakeer, Ajuong, Nyuak, Lith and Kongor with an estimated population of 111,935 people1 (before the outbreak of violence that led to population displacement).

03 Mar 2014 description

Our teams support groups of women in Uganda to put an end to gender-based violence

by Camille Guyot-Bender

Since the early 1990s, northern Uganda has been victim to one of Africa’s longest running conflicts caused by the notorious rebel group Lord's Resistance Army, (LRA) which aims to overthrow the current government. Due to the extreme forms of violence the rebels use, especially gender-based violence (GBV), as a weapon against women and children, 1.5 million people have been displaced over the course of the last two decades.

11 May 2012 description

One of the most tragic aspects of global hunger crises is not that they arrive without warning, but that they occur with devastating regularity. This year’s edition of Hunger Matters exposes the myth of occasional and unpredictable hardship, and argues that an effective response to recurring crises requires a rethink in the way both humanitarian and development work is conceived and delivered.

01 Mar 2012 description

Action Against Hunger partners with UNICEF and ECHO to tackle acute malnutrition in northeastern Uganda.

The Karamoja region of Uganda suffers from persistently high rates of childhood malnutrition. In this land of nomadic herders, rates of acute malnutrition routinely surpass 15 percent, while some 40 percent of the under-five population is considered underweight and at risk.

30 Nov 2011 description

Action Against Hunger’s food security & livelihood programs help women overcome decades of civil war and domestic abuse

Thousands of families across northern Uganda are slowly rebuilding their lives as they recover from two decades of civil war and displacement. This process is doubly important for the women of northern Uganda, who, as central household figures, must overcome ingrained struggles of abuse if their families are to overcome hunger and poverty.

12 Sep 2011 description

Executive summary

Despite the extraordinary advances of the 21 st century, the devastating impacts of poverty and preventable diseases continue to prevail. While major development efforts are ongoing in countries around the world, the vast majority of those programmes continue to be implemented through segmented divisions and budgets as dictated by institutional structures – such as health, education, nutrition or water and sanitation.

05 Aug 2010 description

In rural Uganda, Action Against Hunger provides care for the most vulnerable

Nurses at the therapeutic Stabilization Center in the Kaabong Referral Hospital call him "the miracle baby." In the hospital records his name is Monday; the staff name orphaned babies according to the day of the week they are born.

Baby Monday's mother went into premature labor in Kathile, a tiny village in Karamoja, the arid and sparsely populated region of northeastern Uganda bordering Sudan.

31 Mar 2010 description

Action Against Hunger is helping restore stability to the lives of thousands of Ugandans returning to their communities for the first time in decades. After years of providing assistance in camps for people displaced by brutal conflict, our teams are following families back to their homes and helping them get back on their feet.

Northern Uganda has been wracked by nearly 20 years of armed conflict that forced some two million people into squalid camps.

31 Mar 2010 description

Not just for drinking: water programs in northern Uganda help communities rebuild

In rural areas of northern Uganda, most homes are made of mud bricks, and without water nearby, people have to travel for miles just to get the water to construct them.

Take Ongero Moses, a father of six who lives in the village of Omerkol. Ongero fled to the town of Lira with his family in 2001 because of armed conflict.

24 Feb 2010 description

Hygiene and sanitation training transforms Sam's family in northern Uganda

23 Feb 2010 description

Clean water creates unexpected benefits in northern Ugandan community

Wells not only bring potable water and improved hygiene and sanitation, but also the chance for more trade and a better life. One well that Action Against Hunger drilled provided just that chance for the family of Jennifer, a 10-year-old girl in the northern Ugandan village of Popong Kocona. Her family moved there from a camp for people displaced by decades of violent conflict, where she had lived since she was two years old.

"Life was hard there," Jennifer said. "There was no food and no water.

04 Jan 2010 description

Esther Wamono, a Nutrition Surveillance Officer, joined Action Against Hunger in the Karamoja region of northeastern Uganda in November. Determined to make a difference in her native country, Esther moved from the capital of Kampala, where she earned a master's degree in applied human nutrition, to one of the poorest and driest parts of the land-locked African nation to tackle high levels of malnutrition.

What are some of the common nutritional problems you encounter in the communities where you work in Karamoja?

23 Sep 2009 description

Ensuring access to water, sanitation, & hygiene in Myanmar, Uganda, & the D.R. Congo

It's a bitter irony that the torrential rains of a tropical cyclone can leave millions of people without a drop of clean water. When Cyclone Nargis ravaged coastal Myanmar-claiming over 80,000 lives-survivors found that their wells and rice paddies were badly contaminated by brackish floodwaters.

24 Jul 2009 description

Meet the man in charge of ACF's brand-new Stabilization Center in northern Uganda

Samuel Mbuto, a trained Clinical Officer and graduate of Mbale Medical School in Uganda, joined Action Against Hunger last year to run our new Stabilization Center. Located in the Kaabong Referral Hospital in Karamoja-an isolated region in northeastern Uganda-the facility treats children with severe acute malnutrition and other medical conditions that often accompany near-starvation.

15 Jul 2009 description

Lomuria is a 16 month-old girl from Karamoja, Uganda. Her parents, Mogole Maria and Lotonkul John, used to tend cattle, which provided the family with a steady source of milk, meat, and income.

But last July, they were left destitute after their village was raided and all 300 of the community's cattle stolen. To make ends meet, Maria started collecting, chopping, and burning firewood to sell as charcoal at the local market.

09 Mar 2009 description

How a new borehole transformed a village in northern Uganda

As security has gradually begun to improve over the past year, the context in northern Uganda has changed dramatically. Families have begun returning to their ancestral homes after spending more than two decades in displacement camps that held some 2.5 million people. Yet the transition home has exposed these communities to new humanitarian risks, requiring support from organizations such as Action Against Hunger.

Many of the former villages remained ghost towns while their inhabitants lived in camps, and reviving …