FEB. 15, 2018, UGANDA — In eastern Uganda, a community is still reeling from the Lord’s Resistance Army insurgency more than a decade ago. Children like 5-year-old Grace must walk a long way for dirty water while parents are still walking an emotional path of healing. Through it all, access to clean water would help everyone heal and have a fuller life.
Conflict in South Sudan has uprooted families and led to hunger and suffering. The U.N. refugee agency announced August 17 that South Sudanese refugees in Uganda now exceed 1 million. World Vision is bringing healing and sustenance to children and families in need.
As South Sudanese refugees arrive in Uganda, they reach a new, unwanted home — but life in these homes hacked from the Ugandan bush is the best option they have.
This podcast we talk with Pastor Dave Schmidgall from National Community Church in Washington, D.C. about meeting Syrian refugees in Lebanon and how to put your faith in action here at home.
Nearly 10,000 refugee children have crossed from South Sudan into Uganda without their parents. Meet Moses, one of these unaccompanied children who now must wear the shoes of a father for his sisters. Learn how this responsibility weighs on him and how World Vision is helping to look after them.
Liam Cunningham traveled to Uganda in May to see World Vision’s work with the fastest-growing refugee crisis worldwide — South Sudan.