Welcome to the UPFI Website
The Uganda Peace Foundation Initiative (UPFI) is non-partisan, non-religious and not-for profit making organization committed to fostering a better understanding of a culture of peace, positive and proactive change towards the creation of a more non-violent and resilience communities in Northern Uganda in general. Because of the more than two decades of armed conflicts, UPFI engages the communities in social rehabilitation and reconstruction. In the fulfillment of children's right based on principles enshrined in international human rights instruments such as the Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), under Child Protection project, UPFI specifically focuses on protection and care of children affected by armed conflict and psychological recovery and social reintegration of war child victims.
However, in Acholiland (comprising of Kitgum, Gulu and Pader Districts), the area most impacted by the armed conflict, where over 90 percent of the population have been displaced, the situation is quite different. While some people are now leaving the camps, Most Acholis remain in desperately overcrowded camps with sub-standard services and without access to adequate basic services. Acute problems in the camps include pervasive Sexual Gender-Based Violence(SGBV), fires that damage homes, and poor access to proper water and sanitation services, which resulted in a recent cholera outbreak
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