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South Sudan crisis being met with silence, ACT Ethiopia says

South Sudan crisis being met with silence, ACT Ethiopia says

Apr 16, 2014

15 April, 2014 - The veil of silence over the South Sudan must be broken and peace talks resumed immediately if the conflict is to be contained

A long walk to safety: story of asylum seeker Nyagnet Req

A long walk to safety: story of asylum seeker Nyagnet Req

Mar 11, 2014

11 March, 2014 - When Nyagnet Req fled her South Sudanese town, she had no idea where her husband was. She knew only that she had to get her seven children to safety in Ethiopia

LWF South Sudanese staff registered as refugees in Uganda

LWF South Sudanese staff registered as refugees in Uganda

Mar 11, 2014

11 March, 2014 - Some of the very people helping refugees fleeing violence in South Sudan are themselves survivors of the conflict. John and Peter are two who escaped their homes to seek refugee in Uganda. Now they support the LWF’s emergency response in Uganda

Life-saving water to South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

Life-saving water to South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

Mar 11, 2014

11 March, 2014 - Water and sanitation facilities are urgently needed in Uganda for refugees fleeing fighting in South Sudan

Hope for a bright future in Adjumani

Hope for a bright future in Adjumani

Mar 11, 2014

11 March, 2014 - In Adjumani, north Uganda, South Sudanese women and children make up the bulk of the new arrivals

Meeting needs of refugees fleeing violence

Meeting needs of refugees fleeing violence

Mar 11, 2014

11 March, 2014 - ACT Alliance member Lutheran World Federation was among the first to arrive in Adjumani, north Uganda, to respond to the huge influx of refugees from South Sudan

Getting water to refugees at Adjumani

Getting water to refugees at Adjumani

Jan 28, 2014

28 January 2014 - Lisa Henry, Humanitarian Director for ACT member DanChurchAid, reports on getting water to South Sudanese refugees at Adjumani camp in Uganda

South Sudanese refugee: “They stole my wheelchair – I crawled for 20 hours”

South Sudanese refugee: “They stole my wheelchair – I crawled for 20 hours”

Jan 17, 2014

17 January 2014 - Disabled people have a particularly hard time fleeing violence in their native South Sudan for the safety of a camp in a neighbouring country. When Paul Maguet’s wheelchair was stolen, he was forced to crawl for miles.

Uganda camp report, South Sudan refugees

Uganda camp report, South Sudan refugees

Jan 15, 2014

15 January 2014 - a short video report from DCA/LWF on the situation in Adjumani refugee camp with a huge influx of South Sudanese refugees.

South Sudanese refugee influx deepens demand for aid

South Sudanese refugee influx deepens demand for aid

Jan 12, 2014

12 January 2014 - In just three days, the number of refugees entering Adjumani in north Uganda from South Sudan has doubled, bringing the figure to a total of 24,105 refugees. The influx puts huge pressure on Ugandan camps and calls for an upswing in humanitarian response.

South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

Jan 10, 2014

10 January 2014 - Some 32,000 people have crossed the borders of South Sudan looking for refuge, there are arrivals daily in camps where ACT members are working in Uganda.

Refugee influx strains new Uganda camp

Refugee influx strains new Uganda camp

Jul 26, 2013

A massive influx of refugees over just two days puts pressure on a new refugee camp. ACT member the Lutheran World Federation is on the ground supplying life-saving care.

New arrivals translate into growing needs in Ugandan camp

New arrivals translate into growing needs in Ugandan camp

Dec 05, 2012

Continued fighting between rebel forces and the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has resulted in growing numbers of Congolese refugees in Uganda and Rwanda.

ACT members step up advocacy and aid in DRC

ACT members step up advocacy and aid in DRC

Nov 23, 2012

ACT members have been working around the clock to craft a unified strategy to address the deepening humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Goma falls to rebels

Goma falls to rebels

Nov 20, 2012

The strategic city of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo has fallen into rebel hands heightening fears of escalating humanitarian needs in the region.

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About Uganda
  • Population: 32.7 million (UN, 2009)
  • Capital: Kampala
  • Area: 241,038 sq km (93,072 sq miles)
  • Major languages: English (official), Swahili (official), Luganda, various Bantu and Nilotic languages
  • Major religions: Christianity, Islam
  • Life expectancy: 52 years (men), 53 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Ugandan shilling = 100 cents
  • Main exports: Coffee, fish and fish products, tea; tobacco, cotton, corn, beans, sesame
  • GNI per capita: US $420 (World Bank, 2008)