Julius Kijali, Project Manager and afforestation expert at Malteser International in Uganda speaks about the importance of protecting natural resources for people and the environment.Read more
Lent 2020: Growing Hope in Uganda
This Lent, join us to plant trees against deforestation and poverty in Uganda.
Uganda has lost more than half of its entire forest cover due to tree-cutting for firewood, timber and charcoal in the last 25 years. The massive deforestation has led to soil degradation, flooding, erratic rainfall, prolonged droughts, and loss of biodiversity. The country's poorest in the northern district of Arua are the hardest hit by global climate change and the effects of deforestation.The arrival of over 1 million refugees since 2016 has added on the already high pressure on land resources, and sometimes led to tensions between locals and refugees.
We are promoting environment conservation in northern Uganda by planting trees and promoting sustainable income opportunities. 101,000 trees have already been planted, but we still need your help to restore the region's ecosystem and foster peace in the community.