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22 Sep 2017 description
report ACTED

The issue of hunger has aroused great interest among the international community when famine was declared in South Sudan last February. Since then, the United Nations has declared the famine situation officially over. However, the root causes of hunger, and therefore of potential famine situations, are still there. The number of food insecure people is increasing.

26 Jul 2017 description
report ACTED

The Palorinya and Bidibidi refugee settlements are located in Moyo and Yumbe districts, in the West Nile region of Uganda, respectively. Uganda is currently facing the growing refugee crisis in the world, with more than 2,000 new arrivals per day. This influx is likely to continue, resulting in limited access to resources, combined with increased tensions between refugees and host communities.

29 May 2017 description
report ACTED

ACTED has received a 300 000 € grant from the French Embassy in Uganda to support its food security and Community Resilience project in Karamoja. The project provides vulnerable households with vital livelihood support. The fund will help in fighting food insecurity and building Resilience in Karamoja through cash for work and training activities

19 Apr 2017 description
report ACTED

ACTED has been mobilised in the Sud and Grand’Anse departments since hurricane Matthew hit the region on 4 October 2016 to provide emergency humanitarian assistance to affected populations. In all sectors, needs reached high levels: Matthew caused terrible damages, casualties and losses, destroying houses, infrastructure and crops, and leaving 1.4 million Haitians in need of humanitarian assistance.

24 Dec 2014 description
report ACTED

In Uganda, different types of projects have been set up to fight food insecurity, from production to sales.

With Food Right Now, the young people participated in a training on the advantages of the animal traction method. Cultivating land with the strength of cows increases agricultural production and ultimately higher income for the poorest farmers.

28 Feb 2014 description
report ACTED

Addressing cross border issues for drought management in drylands of the Horn of Africa is critical, since the major livelihood, pastoralism, spans national borders, which often cut across landscapes, watersheds and ethnic groups. Mobility is a crucial drought coping strategy for pastoralist communities as well as being essential for economic and environmental development.

31 Jan 2014 description
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17 Jan 2014 description
report ACTED

Kampala [ACTED News] – The escalating hostilities in South Sudan have led to an increase in the number of refugees entering Uganda, arriving through the Nimule and Koboko border crossings. A total of 29,413 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Uganda since December 16th 2013 .

01 Oct 2013 description
report ACTED

GULU, Uganda [ACTED News] – In order to improve the livelihoods of beneficiaries through job creation, improved access to markets, access to education and access to clean drinking water, ACTED will harness over 5 years of experience in infrastructure rehabilitation in Northern Uganda to build community infrastructure including community access roads, classrooms, boreholes, and government offices.

12 Sep 2013 description
report ACTED

Kampala [ACTED News] – Since July 2013, several parts of Uganda have experienced heavy rains and thunderstorms due to an unusual surge of moist air from the Atlantic Ocean and Congo air-mass. The accompanying floods and landslides have led to population displacement and property destruction. Following three days of heavy downpour and hailstorms in the Eastern district of Bududa, it is estimated that 3,000 people were displaced when a landslide severely affected five villages. At least 10 homes were destroyed and crop fields were also damaged.

12 Sep 2013 description
report ACTED

After more than two years supporting communities across the Kenya-Uganda border to increase their resilience to drought, ACTED has brought the communities and local governments together in experience-sharing knowledge fairs. The fairs allow them to share and learn from each other about how community-level disaster management can be better integrated into government development and contingency plans.

31 Jul 2013 description
report ACTED

Following combats in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), by 20 July 2013, more than 66,000 refugees crossed the border into Uganda. While many have returned home or remained at the border, about 15,000 have been transferred to the Bundibugyo transit centre, 25 kilometers away from the Ugandan border, according to UNHCR and the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM).

30 Jul 2013 description
report ACTED

Gulu, Uganda [ACTED News] – ACTED began to hold voucher fairs across three districts in Northern Uganda on 15 July 2013. In June 2013, ACTED provided vouchers in the value of 40,000 Ugandan Shillings (USD 15) as payment to each of the 5,250 farmers supported through the Northern Uganda Agricultural Livelihoods Programme (ALREP). Each fair allows farmers to utilize vouchers provided by ACTED to purchase a variety of improved inputs such as tools, seeds, and even goats.