Programs Uganda
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ARC in Uganda

Head Office: Kampala

Where ARC Works: Refugee camps in Nakivale and Kyangwali and among communities in Gulu district

People We Serve: 88,116 refugees, primarily Congolese, and 71,208 Ugandan survivors of gender-based violence

Over the past twenty years, conflict in the northern part of Uganda between the government and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) had forced millions of people from their homes and into camps or neighboring countries. Ongoing talks between the two sides and a formal cessation of fighting have made lasting peace a distinct possibility. After twenty years, some Ugandans have begun returning to their homes.

Uganda also hosts hundreds of thousands of refugees from neighboring countries, primarily Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan.

What ARC does in Uganda:
  • Camp management
  • Multi-sectoral Gender-Based Violence prevention and response
  • Protection
  • Conflict Prevention and reconciliation
  • Community livelihoods assistance
  • Water, sanitation and hygiene
  Operational Since: 1994

ARC has been working in Uganda off-and-on since 1994, when ARC began operations in neighboring South Sudan. Today, ARC manages 3 refugee settlements.

ARC Uganda factsheet



Since 2012, ARC has implemented the Farmer, Field and Life Schools project. The project contributes to the creation of a Gender-Based Violence-free society in northern Uganda, where women and girls are protected and empowered to assert their rights and are treated with dignity and respect. Currently, 32 schools each with 25-30 members participate in the project.

Current Needs:

ARC helped more than 250,000 war-affected Ugandans last year. We're partnering with communities to tackle immediate needs and help them rebuild as soon as possible. Together, we're reconstructing markets, roads, wells, and homes to help people get back on their feet. We're helping neighbors resolve disputes, survivors of violence get the counseling they need, and communities raise awareness of the dangers of HIV/AIDS and domestic violence.

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