Promotional video for 'Run for Uganda'. Run for Uganda is raising money to support children in Uganda through Invisible Children.
TeamJaded takes part in Displace Me, an event sponsored by Invisible Children, Inc. The event took place across the US with more than 68,000 people in attendance. The goal was to bring awareness and help end the war in Northern Uganda.
Ministry of Disaster Preparedness caught off guard
Since August, flood rains have ravaged Uganda. State authorities claim at least 49 dead and 400,000 displaced.With no contingency plan in place, and a paltry budget The Ugandan Ministry of Disaster Preparedness was caught off balance. According to Emmanuel Gyehazo of the Ugandan newspaper The Monitor, the government ignored a meteorological report warning of potential flood rains. Criticising the government's delayed reaction Gyehazo said 'like they say, until it rains don't believe what the weatherman says.'
Bwola dance of the Acholi people of northern Uganda. This is a traditional royal dance of the Acholi people that has been in existence since the 1500 AD. Its considered one of the most beautiful and majestic dance only comparable only to the Zulu dance of South Africa. This video was recorded by Megan Young of the Africa Project, Pittsburgh. Megan lived in northern Uganda in 2006.
A short documentary showing the humanitarian conditions of people in the Acholi region of northern Uganda have faced 22 years of war and over 2 million holed up in concentration camps. Uganda is a good friend of USA and USA actually sponsors many projects in Uganda including funds for HIV, education and even the Uganda military. However, the US government does not want to talk about this war that has killed hundreds of thousand people and as many as 60,000 innocent children abducted and used as child soldiers by both the government and the LRA rebels. Video credit, Peter Okema Otika
A photo journal slideshow of the current human conditions in N. Uganda.
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A Safari Journal by Megan Young touring the Muchison Falls in Northern Uganda. Northern Uganda has some of the most best parks for Safari. This is an amateur video recorded in 2006.
A video tour journal of an American volunteer's driving experience in rural Africa, Northern Uganda. Notice the bumpy rides, state of the roads and traffic pattern. Enjoy!
Video tour of Gulu town, Northern Uganda. Notice the traffic pattern, numbers of bikes, people walking, etc. This is a very busy city.
A brief video tour of child refugees in northern Uganda. There has been a war going on in northern Uganda ever since 1987 between A brief video tour of child refugees in northern Uganda. There has been a war going on in northern Uganda ever since 1987 between the rebels of the LRA ( Lord's Resistance Army) and the Ugandan government troops.
In 1996, President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni ordered that all villagers in the Acholi region of Gulu and Kitgum districts must relocate and start living in refugee camps they call 'Protected Camps." This camps have instead become death camps and in some cases, even worse than concentration camps that were in Germany. People living in these camps have been abused, women and young girls raped by Ugandan soldier who are supposed to protect them and LRA rebels come at will to abduct the children.
By 2004, the population of these camps spiked at over 2 million people. The international community has ignored this tragedy and Uganda's Western donors like Britain and USA, have instead continued to supply Ugandan government troops with arms and munitions as well as funds. These arms are later used to brutalized the civilians in northern Uganda.
Northern Uganda has endured 20 years of brutal civil war – a conflict that enslaved thousands of child soldiers and created 1.6 million refugees. A fragile ceasefire has existed since the summer of 2006 and the country is now looking to the international community to help solve the many problems created by war: the cult-like Lord’s Resistance Army perpetrated massacres and mutilations, forcing girls to be sex slaves and brainwashing the boys to become brutal killers. Aid agencies such as Plan Canada are now helping to rebuild the communities and infrastructure destroyed by 2 decades of turmoil and unrest.