Refugees’ Food Aid Cut to 1 meal a day: Help Them to Survive with Livelihood Projects

GRG is announcing a new campaign today, “Thought for Food,” to help South Sudanese refugees in northern Uganda and their host communities. Over 1 million refugees have fled war in South Sudan to northern Uganda in recent years, yet the World Food Programme announced that it is cutting food aid to the refugees down to 1 meal aContinue reading “Refugees’ Food Aid Cut to 1 meal a day: Help Them to Survive with Livelihood Projects”

The Stigma of Being Disabled Remains High in Post-Conflict Northern Uganda

This is part 2 of 2 in a short blog series on this issue. For confidentiality reasons, we have changed the names in this story. GRG is working to address the stigma surrounding disability for families like Nancy’s through community anti-stigmatisation workshops, which educate community members on the characteristics of different disabilities and distinguish betweenContinue reading “The Stigma of Being Disabled Remains High in Post-Conflict Northern Uganda”

The Stigma of Being Disabled Remains High in Post-Conflict Northern Uganda

This is part 1 of 2 in a short blog series on this issue. For confidentiality reasons, we have changed the names in this story. For many parents living in post-conflict northern Uganda, they are not only battling bereavement and trauma from their childhoods but are also overwhelmed with caring for a disabled child withContinue reading “The Stigma of Being Disabled Remains High in Post-Conflict Northern Uganda”

Nightmares of war: The psychological impact of conflict trauma and GRG’s role in supporting healing

Part 2 of a short series on trauma counseling “One night I hardly slept, the memory of the killing that I forcefully took part in kept tormenting me throughout the night. I would vividly see the deceased in my dream, and that kept haunting me even during day. I have lived in that trauma forContinue reading “Nightmares of war: The psychological impact of conflict trauma and GRG’s role in supporting healing”

Our trauma support for war survivors during COVID-19

Part 1 of a short series on trauma counseling The communities of northern Uganda have greatly suffered from two decades of armed conflict between the Lord’s Resistance Army and the Ugandan government, leading to massive needs for psychosocial support to deal with deep-rooted war trauma. A major part of GRG’s work is supporting people withContinue reading “Our trauma support for war survivors during COVID-19”

GRG’s COVID-19 Adaptive Response

While most of Uganda has been on government-ordered lockdown due to COVID-19, GRG has continued to work remotely to help support the former child soldiers, refugees, and communities that we work with. Our team has worked to remotely support our beneficiaries with valuable information on COVID-19, as well as the recommended precautionary measures by theContinue reading “GRG’s COVID-19 Adaptive Response”

Call for consultancy service in trauma counselling

Duty station: Lamwo Service period: 6 months GRG is pleased to offer an exciting opportunity to join a grassroots non-governmental organisation which specialises in trauma recovery, reconciliation and reintegration of former child soldiers, refugees and other war-affected communities in northern Uganda. We are looking for a highly motivated and qualified trauma counsellor with at leastContinue reading “Call for consultancy service in trauma counselling”

GRG Receives U.S. Ambassador’s Award to Support Women Survivors of War

GRG is pleased to announce that we have received an award from the U.S. Embassy in Uganda to support an innovative livelihood project for women survivors of war in Lamwo District, northern Uganda. The support will come through the U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program.The project is aimed at strengthening the economic resilience and improving household income ofContinue reading “GRG Receives U.S. Ambassador’s Award to Support Women Survivors of War”

GRG receives United Nations global award for intercultural innovation

GRG was deeply honored by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group with the Intercultural Innovation Award, during the ceremony held on December 11, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. The selection process was highly competitive, with over 1,200 applications from 128 countries, with GRG taking 2nd place. Our selected project was the “ChildContinue reading “GRG receives United Nations global award for intercultural innovation”