It is important to remember when facing such big issues that we aren’t doing it alone. To go far and to address displacement we must travel together. Individual actions like raising awareness in our communities and participating in this year’s 40 Hour Famine Backpack Challenge, can create great change....
In an attempt to build resilient community programmes, targeted interventions like renewable energy, climate resilient agriculture, agro-forestry which are instrumental in improving the health of the natural environment.
I was astonished at the kindness and compassion this family had given us. Allowing us into her home was a very humbling experience for me as I’m sure it was for all of us. After these visits, hoping back onto the bus, we all had stories to retell.
Protecting children begins with ensuring that their immediate needs are met. That’s why since March 2014, World Vision Uganda has been responding to the South Sudan refugee crisis by providing food, water, sanitation and hygiene services, livelihoods empowerment, education and child protection services.
Human activities, including overgrazing by livestock and over-cutting of trees for firewood, had reduced the vegetation cover on the steep hillsides. Even small amounts of rain caused soil erosion and flooding downstream, and a deep gully had formed which split the community in half.
To even consider the big job of reforestation consultation with the community must occur. World Vision investigates all of the issues related to growing trees with the community from hungry sheep to lack of water during the hot summers.