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There is growing realization that local actors in the humanitarian sector need to be empowered to effectively respond to humanitarian crises. Even though this notion of empowering local humanitarian actors is something that the international community, donors and governments quickly agree is...
Oxfam’s Uganda Country Director Peter Kamalingin shares a light moment with Deng Bol, a teacher who sought refuge from conflict in South Sudan by crossing the border into Uganda.
Last week when I arrived in Arua and Adjumani I was shocked. The two northern Uganda districts have, since December, taken in more than 60,000 South Sudanese who have sought refuge from the deplorable violence in their home country. What jolted me, however, weren’t the urgent needs like water and...
Florence-Masendi2
This November, off my stage performances, I had an opportunity of meeting some smallscale women farmers who are supported by Oxfam and partners in Nebbi District. It was so different from my day to day routine as it gave me a whole new perspective on the efforts and struggles these women go through...
Norah
Uganda, as a country is endowed with such beauty, filled with so much opportunity and promise and yet we also face many challenges. One of the greatest threats to our development is the impact of climate change as rising temperatures; drought and flooding are already hitting majority of Ugandans...
Joseph and Maria taking care of their pigs
38 year old Apio Maria was born and raised in Karamoja and married off at just a tender age of 16. Just like many Karamajong women, she cannot believe she now owns so much in her life and has people who look up to her.
Oxfam supported farmer, Lilian Aguaru in her shop. Credit: Dorah Ntunga/Oxfam
About 6 years ago, Lillian Aguaru had given up hope of living a life free from poverty. Today, the 28 -year-old entrepreneur and mother of one is successful not only as a business owner and a farmer – she also has created employment for three people who work in her shop and gardens. Our Information...
Mathew Oyet
By Dorah Ntunga “The only thing that keeps you going when you are a refugee is hope, for better days and peace. I know this because I have spent the biggest part of my life as a refugee.” This are the first words that 30-year-old Oyet Mathew a refugee from Torit in South Sudan spoke
16 year old Onen Isaac a south sudanese refugee fled alone into Uganda. Photo credit: Julius Kasujja
By Dorah Ntunga Growing up, I dreamt of becoming a doctor. Now all I dream about is the safety of my parents and brothers. Sometimes I dream that they are around but when I wake up, the grim reality of being alone sometimes paralyses me and I want to stop these dreams. I wish I ...
By Dorah Ntunga/Oxfam Uganda 28 year Achiro Alice is a mother of 5 children- three of her own, 2 adopted from her late sister and currently expecting her 6th child. . She lost her husband in the recent fighting and now has to take care of these children, the eldest being 7years!

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