Women use their kitchen skills to earn crucial income in post-genocide Rwanda.
Armed conflict often leads to famine or hunger, and the spread of HIV/AIDS. Large movements of internally displaced people fleeing war place a burden on neighbouring regions. Girls and women are vulnerable to systematic rape, which increases HIV infections. Conflict often prevents farmers working on their land, and absence of law and order can mean their livestock is stolen. If the war is protracted, as it was in northern Uganda, traditional farming skills which were passed down through generations are lost. We can offer long-term improvement by reintroducing these skills through training, as well as growing indigenous crops that are both sustainable and nutritious.