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14 Sep 2018 description

Endorsed by: Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA); AVSI; BRAC; CARE; Danish Refugee Council (DRC); Finn Church Aid (FCA); Food for the Hungry; Humanity & Inclusion; Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC); Oxfam; Plan; Save the Children; VSO; War Child Holland; Windle International Uganda; World Vision; ZOA

The launch of Uganda's new Education Response Plan for Refugees and Host Communities (ERP) is an opportunity to ensure a better future for hundreds of thousands of children.

30 Sep 2016 description
  1. Executive Summary

The reported displacement of tens of thousands of people in South Sudan’s Greater Equatoria region reflects notable deterioration in security throughout July and August 2016. More than two and a half years since the beginning of the current conflict in South Sudan, 2.6 million people remain displaced, including 1.6 million internally displaced people, and 1 million that have crossed into neighboring countries, more than 200,000 of these since July 2016.

30 Sep 2016 description

Executive Summary

The second phase of the multisector assessment took place in three locations in Ikwoto County from 1st – 4th September 2016 and revealed needs among both displaced and host communities, all of which derive from the compound pressures of conflict on existing food insecurity.

20 Feb 2015 description

La joie de retourner à l’école après la guerre dans une zone rurale dans l’Est de la République Démocratique du Congo


11 Nov 2013 description


Beaucoup d’ONGs travaillent avec les enfants et les communautés en situation d’urgence, de conflit et de première reconstruction. Ces derrières années, on a prêté une plus grande attention à ne pas répondre seulement aux besoins élémentaires - abri, nourriture, eau, soins médicaux – mais aussi à améliorer la santé mentale et psychologique des enfants. L’hypothèse est que l’expérience traumatisante des enfants dans de telles situations peut affecter de manière significative leur croissance physique et psychologique.

30 Sep 2013 description

Executive Summary

Situated in the hilly eastern part of Myanmar, Kayah State borders Thailand to the east, Shan State to the north, and Kayin State to the southwest. Kayah is a small but complex state, rich in natural resources, cultural heritage and natural beauty. But Kayah has also been in a state of conflict for more than 60 years, and over the years, the cost of the conflict has been extensive—impacting directly and indirectly, the lives and the livelihoods of most of the people in Kayah, and many thousands who have fled.

12 Jun 2009 description

Friday 12th June, Kampala, Uganda - With the World Day Against Child Labor upon us on 12th June, a newly published survey shows that 15% of children in north and northeast Uganda are involved in harsh, dangerous labor - often putting them in harm's way and depriving them of the chance to go to school.

The survey, commissioned by two aid agencies - the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and AVSI Foundation- found that an additional 26% of children are 'at risk' of becoming child laborers.

"Every day, tens of thousands of children in Uganda are engaged in the worst …

20 Jun 2008 description

18 June, 2008, Gulu - Thousands gathered at Kaunda Grounds in Gulu, Northern Uganda on Monday to celebrate the 17th annual Day of the African Child. With the event dedicated this year to the African child's right to participate, children sang, danced, and told stories about challenges faced in the post-conflict setting of Northern Uganda.

'The day was an attempt to increase awareness and advocacy of child involvement in community development,' explained Samuele Rizzo, from AVSI Gulu.

07 May 2008 description

Kitgum, Northern Uganda - A report released today by AVSI Uganda highlights the experiences of individuals in Acholiland as they move out of the camps, and return back to, or towards, their homes.

31 Jan 2008 description

Brett Morton, AVSI Comunications

Officials from OFDA met with AVSI representatives in Acholibur IDP camp on Thursday to discuss their partnership and the changing direction of humanitarian aid in Northern Uganda. As IDPs in Acholiland begin to return from main camps towards their villages of origin, the nature of the humanitarian response must adjust accordingly, expressed the team from OFDA.

"Our programs will naturally become more development-oriented as the situation here changes," explained Francesca Oliva, AVSI Wat-San Officer.

16 Dec 2007 description

Morton / AVSI Communications

As peace returns to Northern Uganda, so to do the liberties of it's society. After more than two decades of insecurity and the associated losses of freedom, the rebuilding of the North continued on Monday with a celebration of human rights.

Nearly 1,000 people gathered at Boma Grounds in Kitgum today to recognize International Human Rights Day 2007 and the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR.)

10 Sep 2007 description

AVSI, in partnership with UNICEF, distributed Non-Food Item (NFI) kits in Ogom Akuyam, a return site in Pader, Northern Uganda, where flooding has displaced more than 100 people and affected almost 500. Unusually heavy rainfall has led to an increase of the ground water levels causing huts and latrines to become saturated.

05 Apr 2007 description

The alert reached AVSI office on Monday afternoon: hundreds of huts in Lacekocot, in Pader district, were burning. By the end of the day, more than 1000 huts got burnt and 925 Households lost all their properties.

The cause was accidental. Rumours said that one hut got burnt due to children playing with the fire. The strong wind then spread the fire to the other huts, very close to each others.

13 Feb 2007 description

By Valentina Frigerio

White hair and faces seamed with wrinkles. Little by little they all gather together under the shadow of a mango tree. Some of them reach the assembly point leaning on their staffs, others are helped by friends.

13 Feb 2007 description

By Valentina Frigerio

The area in front of the Omiya Anyima sub-county council is large enough to host a soccer match. Children are playing with a small ball made out of pieces of plastic bags and rags. School has not yet started, but this year will be no different than the last: the children will study in the same displaced school of the IDP camp. Luckily, AVSI has been able to rehabilitate some blocks of the old school building in Lupur so at least the children will be able to learn in a safer environment.

31 May 2006 description


I. Background

For the last 20 years, the Acholi region of Northern Uganda has suffered from continued armed conflict that has led to contamination of mines and explosive remnants of war (ERW). Although the number of mines present in Uganda is less than other mine-affected countries (Afghanistan, Angola, Mozambique, Iraq, etc.), the nature of mine use has created a difficult problem to address. There is little or no information(1) on the location or suspicion of mines because such ordnances have been used on an ad hoc basis.