Peace and Security
PEACE AND SECURITY
The United States Government is committed to help Uganda achieve peace and security for its people.
This child mother, now 25, was abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army and treated as a ‘wife’ by one of the commanders. When she returned, she received counseling through a USAID-funded reception center.
Uganda continues to recover from the protracted conflict instigated by the Lord’s Resistance Army that distorted social and economic development, especially in the north. In addition, the Karamoja region is slowly recovering from decades of recurrent conflict between ethnic groups characterized by violent raiding of livestock.
Although relative peace has emerged in the two regions, underlying grievances over land rights, discovery of oil, political processes, and ethnic diversity provide fertile ground for potential new conflicts. USAID is working to mitigate this possibility by facilitating the resolution of land conflicts, promoting reconciliation, addressing the root causes of emerging conflicts, and supporting dialogues and capacity building among local government institutions and civil society.