People living in Lira, in the northern region of Uganda, have been severely affected by landmines and UXOs which were scattered all over the area throughout the civil war that lasted for the past 20 years. Many people were severely injured, and had to have their legs and/or arms amputated.
As we have reported in the last two reports, AAR Japan, in cooperation with ULSA (Uganda Landmine SurvivorsAssociation), has been supporting 30 victims financially by providing start-up kits for those willing to take up a business on their own. These start-up kits are worth about 500 US dollars each, and include items such as commodities for sale in a retail shop or, solar panels to produce the necessary electricity to run a small-scale self-owned business facility.
AAR Japan has also been providing medical support to 15 victims, who need prosthetic limbs or physical rehabilitation in order to move around freely again. Hospitals in Lira were underequipped to provide those services, and were forced to refer victims to hospitals in other regions. AAR Japan decided to financially assist Lira Regional Hospital so that they could purchase the necessary equipment and provide the needed services. The Hospital has begun its new operation and many victims in the region no longer have to travel a long distance to receive treatment.
We will do our best to keep helping people in Uganda. We very much appreciate all your help and donations afforded through GlobalGiving. Thank you for your time.
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