CONTINUATION ON RELIEF AND REHABILITATION PROGRAMME
o 800 kits of Non-food-items distributed to 800 Persons with Special Needs, besides the 800 direct beneficiaries 4,000 indirect beneficiaries were reached. The items were blankets; mosquito nets, sauce pans, cups, plates, basins, laundry soap, jerry cans as well as assorted second hand clothes.
Project: Apaa boundary conflict between Amuru and Adjumani Districts.
While Uganda is hosting more South Sudanese refugees than any other country due to the infighting in South Sudan, a long-running land conflict between two communities in northern Uganda turned tragic in June, 2017. Eleven people were killed and 28 sustained serious injuries following violent clashes over land between the Acholi and Madi communities in Joka Village in Apaa.
This project supported peace building and conflict resolution between the two communities to mitigate the escalation of further violence.
o Caritas Gulu Archdiocese provided support to 1,250 identified persons with assorted household Non-food Items (NFIs). The assistance particularly targeted the displaced persons who were in urgent need of support for basic household items .
o The project advocated for conflict preventive measures, management and transformational programme to avert potential of violence through peace building activities and sensitization campaigns of the conflicting communities to mitigate conflicts that was likely to arise in future.
o The project increased cooperation and networking among the different stakeholders in Amuru and Adjumani Districts.
Project: Livelihoods, Environment and Support to South Sudanese Refugees in Palabek Settlement, Lamwo District, These interventions supported refugees in meeting their protection and humanitarian needs; including livelihood, hygiene and sanitation, environmental protection, participation and self-management.
o To provide support to refugees and host communities to gain self-sufficiency through Livelihoods, Environment and WASH.
o 78 lead farmers were trained on modern agronomic practices and rolling out the skills gained to other refuges and host communities within Zone 7. Demonstration plots established to act as farmer school gardens for the Target communities. The trainings provided were focused on land preparation, soil and pest management and post harvest handling.
o A total of 615 households benefitted from assorted vegetable seeds comprising of dodo, okra, and cowpeas and agricultural farm tools like hoes and folks hoes with handles
o A total of 40 communities based veterinary personnel were identified and trained by District field extension Veterinary staff and were provided with assorted drugs to manage livestock’s health .
o A total of 900 HHs benefited from 600 goats provided to 60 groups comprising 15 members each .
o Constructed 18 goats’ pens'/houses for 18 groups for 270 HHs.