The decade armed conflict between the Lord's Resistance Army and the Government of Uganda in northern Uganda is known for its high levels of brutality, deliberate attacks against civilian populations and the displacement of at least 1.8 million people. AYINET seeks funds to "provide medical and psycho social treatments to those victims of war who were tortured (mutilated, burnt, gun-shots, raped etc.) and who continue to live with severe physical and emotional injuries.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
There are thousands of civilians who suffered serious crimes during the conflict and right now are living with the long-lasting effects, resulting from indiscriminate attacks, killing, torture, inhuman treatment, abduction, abductions and forced marriage, forced recruitment, mutilation, sexual violence and serious psychological harm. Physical injury, mental and emotional distress, increased poverty, and loss of livelihoods were among the primary effects they live in the war aftermath.
How will this project solve this problem?
The goal of the proposed project is to provide Medical and Surgical Care, where the proposed activities consist of identifying patients suffering and providing reconstructive surgery and treating and enabling their physical and emotional rehabilitation. It will also facilitate their emotional healing and well-being, and the building up of resilience within individuals, families and communities, thus enabling to recover from their injuries and actively engage in their present and future.
Potential Long Term Impact
-Improved health and quality of life of the victims of war, due to the work of the surgeons, counselors and clinical officers. -Released potential of the victims to re-engage meaningfully in life. -Reduced anger and frustration resulting from addressed reminder of serious crimes and violations. -Improved livelihood resulting into better economic recovery in northern Uganda, through active and most productive victims participation in education, agriculture, income generating activities.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.