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Collective Relief Initiative 

In the wake of the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, as northern Uganda struggled to rise from the ashes, a beacon of hope emerged to weave a tapestry of compassion and restoration. fueled by unwavering empathy, the Volunteer Action Network and partners embarked on a Collective Relief Initiative determined to bring immediate assistance and solace to the communities grappling with the aftermath of the crisis.

Food Aid Distribution 

 The Collective Relief Initiative impact extended beyond immediate aid, encompassing the essence of emergency response. With unwavering determination, VAC-NET ensured that no one fell through the cracks, leaving no stone unturned in their pursuit of restoring normalcy. After the COVID-19 lockdown. Collective Relief Initiative centers on the most basic needs: food, seeds, household supplies, and the means to rebuild lives shattered by the pandemic's impact. VAC-NET traversed the Nothern Uganda region, reaching out to every corner where desperation lingered. With generous support from our donors, we distributed food to 840 households benefiting 42,200 people in Gulu, Nwoya, Amuru, and Omoro District districts.

Seed Distribution 

Like many other African countries, Uganda relies heavily on agriculture as a primary source of livelihood for a significant portion of its population. Seed distribution project targets vulnerable and marginalized communities, including small-scale farmers and those formally affected by conflict or displacement. We empower farmers and enhance their resilience to environmental and economic challenges hugely affected by the effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The distribution of seeds aims to provide farmers in Northern Uganda with the necessary resources to cultivate their lands and sustain their agricultural activities. Farmers can grow diverse crops by providing quality seeds, increasing yields, and improving agricultural productivity.

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We supported 560 smallholder farmers with quality seeds to improve food security, and promote sustainable livelihoods in their families


Qurba'n Eid Al-Adhua
Feeding the Muslim Community 

During Eid Adha, Muslims commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God. It is customary for Muslims to slaughter an animal, typically a sheep, goat, or cow, and distribute the meat to family, friends, and those in need. This sharing symbolizes generosity, solidarity, and caring for others , especially those less fortunate thus sharing happiness.

By teaming up to slaughter animals and provide food support to the needy Muslim community in Northern Uganda, the Bulgarian Muslim community is practicing an essential aspect of Eid Adha. This act fosters unity and compassion within the Muslim community and helps alleviate hunger and provide sustenance to those struggling.

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