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Uganda newsletter - July to December 2011

03-05-2012 Field Newsletter

The ICRC continued its work in Uganda in the second half of 2011, focusing its activities on providing water and improving sanitation. It also continued its work to reunite separated families, visit detainees, promote IHL and support the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS).

Content:

  • New head of delegation in Kampala - Riccardo Conti
  • Visits to over 5,100 detainees
  • Pilot project to provide curative treatments for HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria - "We thank the ICRC for the human heart shown to us..." - Uganda Prison inmate
  • Thirty years of tracing and re-uniting those separated by war and violence
  • Providing water and improving sanitation
  • ICRC supports 3rd National Moot Court Competition on international humanitarian law (IHL)
  • ICRC holds faculty roundtable on the teaching of IHL
  • URCS-ICRC relationship: an enduring partnership

Photos

Congolese twins in Kampala getting ready to be reunited with their family in Addis Ababa. 

Congolese twins in Kampala getting ready to be reunited with their family in Addis Ababa.
© ICRC / M. Kifle

Uganda. People queuing for water at the newly drilled borehole in water-stressed Meriwala Village in Kotido District. 

Uganda. People queuing for water at the newly drilled borehole in water-stressed Meriwala Village in Kotido District.
© ICRC