Health
 Uganda
Project #13169

Medical & Psycho-social Assistance to War Victims

by African Youth Initiative Network (AYINET)

Summary

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.
$99,999.00
total raised
8
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years active

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.

Solution

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.

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.africanyouthinitiative.org
coverage about AYINET's work in supporting victims
Documented AYINET's work in supporting victims
Published AYINET's work
Documented about AYINET's work

Organization Information

African Youth Initiative Network (AYINET)

Location: Lira, Northern Uganda - Uganda
Website: https:/​/​www.africanyouthinitiative.org
African Youth Initiative Network (AYINET)
Project Leader:
Victor OCHEN
Lira, Uganda

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