Since 2007 is peace in Northern Uganda. In “Acholiland”. Before there have been 20 years of civil war. Slow by slow the Acholipeople left the camps
David has been one of them. He lived long time in Bweyale. In 2018 he decided to go back and follow his calling
How could it be possible to “reactivate” traumatised People, living for 10-20years in Camps? We don’t have an answer. But we can see, that “sharing life” from David and his family in Abakadyak (Ot Pa Wora) is building up new hope. We hope that will be multiplied and can see already small beginnings.
According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the LRA attacks and the government’s counter-insurgency measures have resulted in the displacement of nearly 95 percent of the Acholi population in three districts of northern Uganda. By 2006, 1.7 million people lived in more than 200 internally displaced person (IDP) camps in northern Uganda.] These camps had some of the highest mortality rates in the world. The Ugandan Ministry of Health and partners estimated that through the first seven months of 2005, about 1,000 people were dying weekly, chiefly from malaria and AIDS. During the same time period of January–July 2005, the LRA abducted 1,286 Ugandans (46.4 percent of whom were children under the age of 15 years), and violence accounted for 9.4 percent of the 28,283 deaths, occurring mostly outside camps.