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Karamoja, Uganda. Teko Anna collects water from a river. (Credit: David Mutua/CAFOD)

In Uganda, CAFOD partners are supporting people to get water in their homes so they can drink, wash and keep themselves healthy.

Why CAFOD works in Uganda

Twenty years of conflict between the Ugandan government and the armed militia group the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) caused extreme suffering in the north of Uganda as people fled their homes for crowded camps and were torn apart by the abduction of their children.

People have moved back to their homes, and some of our work involves helping them to get back on their feet again with seeds, tools and training.

Drought and the remoteness of the northernmost points – Karamoja in particular – have had an impact. Karamoja is the country’s poorest area - communities in this region are in the majority farmers and need water. Karamoja, in recent years has seen drought every two years.

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What we do

CAFOD is the official aid agency for the Catholic Church in England and Wales.

With your help, we reach out to people living in hard-to-reach places, in war zones and those who are discriminated against.