Humanitarian Assistance and Protection Activities in Uganda 2008

Contract partner: ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross - SwitzerlandCountry: Uganda Funding amount: € 400.000,00Project start: 01.01.2008End: 31.12.2008

Short Description:

Overall goal

Peace talks between the Ugandan government and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) resumed in Juba at the end of April 2007, thanks largely to the intense efforts of the UN secretary-general's special envoy, repeated appeals for peace by the Acholi leadership, and a range of measures to enhance the confidence of the negotiating parties. The Cessation of Hostilities Agreement was formally extended and, having reached agreement in a number of areas, the parties have begun to tackle the sensitive and crucial issues of accountability, reconciliation and justice.

Across northern Uganda, improved security has enabled people to move gradually from the main IDP camps to new sites, usually in their parishes of origin, where they enjoy better access to cultivable land, although basic infrastructure and services are largely lacking. Isolated incursions by Karamajong warriors into Kitgum and Pader districts persist. The Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) is pursuing operations to disarm traditional warriors in Karamoja, but increased dialogue between the government and local communities has helped reduce tension.

People suspected of affiliation with the Allied Democratic Forces or the People's Redemption Army continue to be detained.

This project aims to support the ICRC Assistance and Protection Activities in Uganda 2008, with the main focus on the water, hygiene and sanitation plan of action for the affected civilians. However, water programs are also part of the assistance for the wounded, sick and detainees.

The project is based on the ICRC Emergency Appeal for 2008, issued in December 2007.

project number2371-00/2008
source of fundingOEZA
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Sofortmaßnahmen
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    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
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    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
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