Land is a very important and sensitive resource for people in Northern Uganda. Many internally displaced persons, some of whom have spent over 20 years in camps, have now returned to the region, which has increased competition over access to mineral and land ownership. This has resulted in heightened tension and violence.
Our photo gallery illustrates some of the issues experienced by people in Northern Uganda and how we are working with them to find solutions. Click to view the photos in our media library here.
“There is evidence that land conflicts are not only a challenge in northern Uganda, where people are recovering from the effects of a 20-year civil war, but are also destabilising the rest of the country.”
Saferworld has been working with communities in Northern Uganda since 2001, mainly focusing on supporting civil society involvement in conflict prevention and security provision, conflict-sensitive approaches to development, and advocating for stronger national and regional controls on small arms and light weapons.