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Stories of Humanitarians in Uganda

The Republic of Uganda is the world’s second most populous landlocked country. It is situated in East Africa and very much in need of humanitarian aid.

A brief history of Uganda

The country was ruled as a protectorate by the British since 1894. They quickly established administrative law across the entire territory. Recently, in 1962, Uganda gained independence. Since then, it has been plagued by civil wars and conflict. A case in point is the lengthy civil war against the Lord’s Resistance Army in which tens of thousands lost their lives.

Museveni is the current president. He has been in office since his forces toppled the previous regime in January 1986. His period of reign is characterized by political turmoil, mainly caused by the urge to invade and occupy the Democratic Republic of the Congo during the Second Congo War. It resulted in an estimated 5.4 million deaths since 1998. Uganda still isn’t a stable country in terms of politics. Aid is much needed in other areas as well. Human rights violation, poverty, and natural calamities are still occurring. 

  • Action Against Hunger
    As of 2011, some five years after the collapse of the Lord’s Resistance Army’s insurgency in northern Uganda, some semblance of stability returned to troubled North Uganda. Some two million Ugandans began to go back to their ancestral homes after spending two decades in makeshift camps. They lacked the resources needed to rebuild their lives. These communities are now spread across the vast north Uganda. Action Against Hunger was there to continue its support for these communities as their need for clean water, sanitation, and livelihood support multiplied.
  • Art of Living
    This humanitarian movement supports women in the rural parts of Uganda in achieving their goal for a better life. The life of women in the Mubende region is characterized by poverty as a result of low-incomes. They have no control over their lives, and they lack basic human needs such as clean water, education, and health care. The support they have received from the Art of Living and IAHV Norway has helped develop a handicraft production, start up an agricultural project for the cultivation of beans and arrange workshops in sustainable agriculture, loans and savings, and leadership development. This has laid a foundation for sustainable development.
  • Uganda Red Cross
    For the past two decades, more than 200,000 Ugandans have been affected by natural and human-induced disasters each and every year.To prevent diseases brought about by frequent floods, the Red Cross distributed preparedness items based on forecasts. These predictions were accurate sincethe area was subsequently flooded following heavy rainfall. Humanitarian funding being released based on forecast is a new way of acting in humanitarian aid. It reduces risks and leads to high levels of preparedness by the local population and humanitarian organizations. It makes response and risk management more effective.

We’ve been transporting humanitarians to Uganda since our very first flight. Therefore, our knowledge of this vulnerable country is second to none. Never hesitate to contact us should you desire up-to-date travel information about your uncommon destination. We’re glad to offer help from any of our 17 offices around the world. Contact a local Raptim office through our quick address locator to gain more insight on the up-to-date conditions in Uganda and its specific regions.