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Africa

In East and Central Africa, over 30 million people are dependent on food aid. In Uganda alone, there are 600,000 internally displaced persons and more than one million refugees from neighbouring countries. Although often barely enough to survive, Uganda's solidarity is great.

In humanitarian crises, AWO International provides emergency humanitarian aid in Africa in cooperation with national and international partners. Since 2019 we have been expanding our commitment in Uganda with five new projects. In addition to emergency and transitional aid, our work focuses on food security and adaptation to climate change. The aid projects are aimed at both poultry and host communities.

Helping people to help themselves: Through self-organisation in, for example, savings and credit associations, people improve their own living situation. (Photo: AWO International)Helping people to help themselves: Through self-organisation in, for example, savings and credit associations, people improve their own living situation. (Photo: AWO International)
Africa • Uganda

Food security in the refugee settlement Bidi Bidi

Bidi Bidi in northern Uganda is the largest refugee camp in Africa. Only about 25 percent of the refugees in the settlements are supplied with sufficient food. But the situation in the host communities is also precarious. Together with our partner organization AFARD, we are helping to improve the food situation.

Preventing malnutrition: A COVOID employee carries out a screening of a child. (Photo: AWO International)Preventing malnutrition: A COVOID employee carries out a screening of a child. (Photo: AWO International)
Africa • Uganda

Food security for refugees and host communities

Most people in Isingiro in western Uganda live from agriculture. But droughts, water shortages and the limited usable land lead to a precarious food situation in the communities and refugee settlements.

Securing food and creating prospects: Our goal is to strengthen women and children in particular. (Photo: AWO International)Securing food and creating prospects: Our goal is to strengthen women and children in particular. (Photo: AWO International)
Africa • Uganda

Inclusive food security in northern Uganda

The Lamwo district in northern Uganda is one of the poorest in the country. Nevertheless, the people take in refugees from neighbouring countries. Together with our partner organization UCOBAC, we support the host communities and the refugees.

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