Interview with Sr Judith in Refugee Camp for South Sudanese in Northern Uganda
Nor Madit breast feeds her twin children in a camp for displaced people in Melijo, South Sudan, near that country's border with Uganda. Families here fled fighting around Bor, in Jonglei State, in December 2013, but have not been warmly welcomed to this region of Eastern Equatoria State, where two earlier waves of displaced people in the 1980s and 1990s have left relations tense between the newcomers, who are Dinka, and the largely Ma'adi residents around the city of Nimule. The ACT Alliance is helping the displaced families and the host communities affected by their presence, and is supporting efforts to reconcile the two groups.

Interview with Sr Judith in Refugee Camp for South Sudanese in Northern Uganda

Sr Judith works in a refugee camp in Northern Uganda where thousands of Southern Sudanese fleeing the civil war in their country have sought refuge. She helps them work though…

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Uganda Martyrs Day

Each year, on 3 June, hundreds of thousands of pilgrims gather at the shrine of the Martyrs of Uganda situated at Namugongo.

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East Africa Young Members Meeting

In school one of the most precious times apart from classtime is the breaktime. Breaktime is a time to refresh and re-energise; it is a time to refill as does the traveller who runs into a fuel station with an empty tank and leaves assured that the journey will proceed smoothly. Apart from refilling and refreshing, breaktime is also a time to take stock, evaluate and refocus. It was in this light that the “young” young members (under two years of appointment) from Kenya and Uganda, gathered in Kampala for three full days to refresh, re-energise, evaluate and refocus on their mission, the mission of Christ to preach Good News to all and welcome all to the kingdom.

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Forgotten Famine in Uganda

As attention focuses on strife-torn nations to its north, hunger is rife in Uganda, with food shortages leading to rapidly rising prices and a continuing drought, particularly in the poorest regions, such as Karamoja in the north-east. The situation is so bad that women and children are foraging in the forests for leaves to use for food, according to local priests. But the forests themselves are in danger because people are eking out a living by selling firewood and charcoal. There has also been an increase in theft as well as domestic violence and drunkenness, the priests have told the Catholic charity SPICMA – Special Projects in Christian Missionary Areas – which has donated £45,000 to three remote parishes since it received an appeal from them a month ago.

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