Security concerns in northern Uganda

MSF in Uganda has reduced the movement of international and national staff due to a series of security incidents in the north of the country. Contrary to some media reports, in the 20 camps offering basic health care services to the displaced, all clinics are functioning as usual.

In the past few days there have been three separate ambushes by uniformed armed men on NGO vehicles in the Kitgum, Pader, Lira districts.

"We are very concerned about the security for both our staff members and the beneficiaries," said MSF Head of Mission Christine Schmitz. "We will closely monitor the security situation and hope to resume movements as soon as is practically possible."

MSF is aiding civilians, who have been displaced by the conflict between local insurgents and the national army. Our teams are providing several of the camps where they have found shelter with basic medical care, clean drinking water latrines and therapeutic feeding for severely