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Uganda

¬†life after the lra…

Our projects are in Patongo, northern Uganda, which for more than 20 years was a battleground between the Lord’s Resistance Army and the Ugandan army. Once a small farming community of 6.000 people, Patongo became home to 65,000 internally displaced people who were vulnerable to attack, sickness and starvation while a brutal war raged around them. The economy was decimated because farmers could no longer reach their land; when abducted children returned from the bush, their parents barely recognised them; the elders saw their family-based society crumbling around them. The fighting has now moved elsewhere and people are returning to their land, but the devastating legacy of post-traumatic stress is everywhere, affecting everybody’s ability to start anew.

Uganda
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The birds & the bees…and the pigs & the produce

N4A and PCCO’s new agricultural project in Patongo, northern Uganda.

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Patongo Counselling Community Outreach

PCCO offers support to people coping with post-war trauma.

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Trauma in Uganda

The results of a 2010 survey have demonstrated that PTSD is widespread in Patongo, Uganda.

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Agricultural skills

Northern Uganda had never known starvation until the war stopped farmers from working their fields.

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Ribbe Aye Teko

Ribbe Aye Teko (Together we are strong) is a group of bright women in Patongo determined to improve their lives.

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Lioness Fund

The Lioness Fund enables former child soldiers to complete their education.