In their petition, children note that they have failed to access essentials of living like food at school, limited access to scholastic materials while issues of child marriage among others are practiced in the presence of Moroto district leadership.
Uganda currently hosts about 810,000 refugees from South Sudan, 58 percent of who are children. Within the existing refugee settlements and their host communities, the unprecedented influx is outstripping the available resources and capacity of government and partner organizations to appropriately respond.
Through the 3-year campaign, government is urged to consider the needs of vulnerable children in budgeting processes, in resource allocation. This will give them equal opportunity to survive and benefit from access to healthcare and education regardless of where they live.
Col Charles Wacha Angullo, the UPDF Director for Human Rights told Uganda Radio Network that the training will instill the understanding and respect for childrens rights protection among the UPDF officers across the country. He adds that the training is intended to mold UPDF into an army that can protect and defend childrens rights in the country and elsewhere in the world.