Northern Uganda: Rebuilding Lives, Creating Futures

By |23 February 2012|

This film tells the story of a small community of 16 families that were forced to rebuild their lives following an attack by Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army in 2004. It is a story of hope.

Seeing the wood for the trees in Uganda

By |24 January 2011|

Uganda is already experiencing out of season flooding in the eastern region which destroyed crops and spread disease, heat waves, reduction in water levels, unpredictable rain, and prolonged drought in many parts of the country.

Internet helps Uganda find peace

By |15 July 2010|

Give the poorest in rural Northern Uganda a voice through wireless internet, boost literacy, increase development and raise awareness about human rights violations. In 2005, an ambitious project with these objectives started out in the Archdiocese of Gulu, Northern Uganda.

Singing for peace in Uganda

By |23 June 2010|

Karamoja is Uganda’s land of warrior nomads. Armed with automatic weapons from Congo and Sudan, young men engage in tit-for-tat cattle raids against rival clans. The scale of the raids can be huge with hundreds of fighters involved and several thousand cattle stolen in a single night. The death toll is high. The government has tried to disarm the warriors. Its soldiers, tanks and armoured personnel carriers watch over key roads. They have brought the number of ambushes down (there was a 90 percent chance of not reaching your destination in 2006. Daytime carjacking is rare now). But they have failed to stop the raids. Cattle raiding is a cultural issue, not a political one. Caritas supports activists who work at a parish level to try to change attitudes. Caritas has set up“peace groups”. They hold social and sporting events promoting peace and development.Widows and orphans who are members of the [...]
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    Pandemic diseases: Promoting prevention, treatment, and care

Pandemic diseases: Promoting prevention, treatment, and care

By |23 June 2010|

Caritas works on behalf of those at risk fromdevastating pandemics such as HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria. In the developing world, poverty itself is both a cause and an effect of pandemics that devastate the physical, social and economic health of entire regions. Caritas raises awareness about AIDS issues around the world through training workshops. In 2009, it facilitated workshops in Asia, Africa and Oceania, with a particular focus on training young people. It also published the Caritas Training Manual on AIDS in French and Arabic. Caritas is a member of CHAN (Catholic HIV and AIDS Network) which aims to strengthen the response of Catholic faithbased organisations to the HIV pandemic. Caritas work on pandemics in 2009 included: Provision of medicines and care Income generation activities Training for health workers Raising public awareness on prevention, stigma and discrimination Counselling Advocacy for universal access to care and treatment

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