By Jimmy Komakech
The Trust Fund for Victims has launched yet another 5 years project for persons affected by the Lord Resistance Army wars across Uganda.
The 1.2 Million Euros is given to partners in 22 different districts in Uganda affected by the insurgency.
The fund is to help in rehabilitating lives of those that underwent through the atrocities between the 1 of July 2002 to date.
Josephine Atim – the associate field officer Trust Fund for Victims in an interview with the media and partners, said over 450,000 victims in the country are expected to benefit from the funding with its main objectives to cater for physical rehabilitation, psycho-social rehabilitation and supports, materialistic supports, economical supports, among others.
Six partners’ organizations have been selected to particularly run the projects in different localities where these victims are; counseling for integration and coordination of activities in providing services for the victims are also key undertakings.
However, the first assistance in Uganda shall be targeting specific sub-counties in the various districts.
Joyce Laker – who’s the program manager Trust Fund for Victims working with AVSI, one of the implementing partners from northern Uganda, said they are targeting 400 victims to benefit from the project using the selection criteria of the funder.
Laker hopes to provide both physical and artificial limbs, psychological counseling to the selected victims in northern Uganda and about 150 victims shall as well benefit through economic supports.
Nathan Ebiru the executive director Amuria District Development Agency in [ADDA] in Teso sub-region [being one of the sub-regions that suffered in the hands of LRA from June 16 2003] that made many displaced with torture and abduction are one of the beneficiaries of the fund.
As ADAA, Ebiru says they are interested in providing integrity, physical and psychological rehabilitation to the victims as they are targeting 3,160 victims to be supported in Teso sub-region .
The project commenced on 4 – April 2019 and shall run for 5 years with Health Rights International, AVSI, ADAA, TPO, CVOT and CCVS as key partners.