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Rosemary Jomo 16years old Photo: Emmanuel Museruka/Oxfam
The Resilient Learners, Teachers and Education systems in South Sudan and Uganda is a four year project funded by the European Union under the BRiCE (Building Resilience in Crises through Education) thematic programme. This project is aimed at improving and strengthening the non-formal and formal...
Women at the Bidi Bidi refugee settlement in Uganda in May 2017 voice their concern at the 50 percent cut in cereal rations each person was receiving.
Growing up, Jean-Christabel Asipkwe took a different path than many of her female contemporaries in Uganda, where girls often don’t get the same educational opportunities as boys. She went to school—all the way through a master’s program in public administration—and she has her mom to thank for...
Maria Acan credit:Oxfam
The year 2016-17 saw Oxfam in Uganda take its transformation agenda to a level higher. We tested and applied Oxfam’s power to convene and influence actors around issues we believe address the root causes of injustice and inequality. The year saw a lot of investment in coaching and accompaniment for...
The use of Tippy Taps has been adopted in Rhinocamp settlement as a proper hygiene practice. photo credit: Oxfam
Oxfam, together with Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) partners in emergencies came together to commemorate the World Toilet Day on 23rd November 2017, in Rhino Camp Settlement, Arua. It was an interesting day filled with all forms of edutainment activities including music, drama and dance, all...
Uganda’s “open door” policy toward refugees – now being held up around the world as a gold standard – could quickly buckle and fail unless the international community respond in full to the country’s $673 million UN appeal. International donors have pledged only $117 million so far to Uganda out of...
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...
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 ...
David Zakayo with his child. Through the Oxfam We care training, men like David now help out in house hold chores as well as taking care of their children. Most men in David's community in Lamwo district would leave all the responsibility of care work to women
2015/2016 was a busy year in Uganda in different spheres especially politically with electoral campaigns dominating the larger part of the year. We consolidated our ambitious strategic change process as enshrined in our Country Strategy towards a shift in our program work. This shift had profound...
Ngoya Hellen and her husband Longima Lopila
Oxfam has been working in Uganda since the 1960s focusing both on development and humanitarian program to support practical innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty. All that is reflected in this report is as a result of the work that Oxfam and more than 30 partners have jointly...
Vita from Arua believes in growing trees besides food crops.She grows mangoes among other fruits and says "I  believe in taking care of the environment because we  live off it and if it’s destroyed, we will not survive." photo by James Akena/Oxfam
Throughout the year, Oxfam continued to support communities in Uganda particularly women to increase their food and incomes and increase assets: 680,000 people total beneficiaries reached in the year 2013- 2014; 69,723 people supported with appropriate humanitarian assistance; 350,853 people...
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