Innovative projects for refugees, former child soldiers, and host communities in northern Uganda

South Sudanese refugees in Northern Uganda: Trauma Counseling & Peacebuilding Over 1 million refugees from South Sudan’s war have fled to northern Uganda to date. Learn more about trauma counseling and peacebuilding work being done with the refugees and Ugandan host communities by the Grassroots Reconciliation Group (GRG). GRG worked in this area for 12 years with former LRA child soldiers and their communities. Learn more about this work with survivors of sexual and gender-based violence in Lamwo District on the Uganda-South Sudan border, and ways you can help. Directed by Katarina Tickel, featuring GRG Program Director Maggie Amony. Photography by Star Sargenti.

Eleven is the number of brothers and sisters Evelyn lost to the Lord’s Resistance Army. She herself was abducted and held as a child soldier for five, grim years. But, since Evelyn’s involvement with GRG, she has been able to build a brighter, sustainable future. Directed by Federico Rodriguez.

Farming for a brighter future. Former child soldiers design farming and other projects to rebuild their lives in northern Uganda. Directed by Kasper Agger.

Three weeks. Twenty- one days. Five hundred and four hours. That is how long Robert spent walking back home as a child after escaping from captivity in the Lord’s Resistance Army in northern Uganda. In his seemingly endless two years with the rebels, he was forced to kill, abduct young children, and walk over 300 miles, usually in dense jungle without shoes. And yet now just three short years later, he is leading a successful community project to help his fellow former child soldiers to generate income and reintegrate back into society. Directed by Kasper Agger.