NationStates Jolt Archive

Thread to help Anarchic Christians

02-04-2006, 18:13
Anarchic Christians is trying to get some stuff together for a trip his group is taking to Uganda to build wells.

If you don't know the recent history of the area, there has been an outbreak of wars and clashes over water in the neighboring nations. Particularly Sudan, that's the one I read about. Villages and being raided for their supplies. In many cases, the mauraders rape the villages' women and children or carry them off to be sold as slaves. There have been cases where a whole village was killed just for its source of water. Lately though, all those water sources have been drying up so many of the tribes and villages have been packing and moving elsewhere, like to Uganda in search of new sources of water to be near. This is because there is some kind of a drought going on east africa at the moment. But a lot of it has to do with government negligence. But a lot of the tribes that try to move to Uganda, come under constant attack by bandits, and mauraders and neighboring tribes who either steal their cattle, their water, steal or rape their women and children (children who are abducted are forced to carry weapons and be warriors even if they are only 4 or 5) or just exterminated. I don't know what the situation is in Uganda, but that is how it is across the border in Sudan where the water refugees are entering Uganda from. There are attacks conducted against the tribes in Uganda but I'm not sure it is the same as in Sudan. The tribes in Uganda may be suspicious of the new comers who seek to share their water supply.

This thread is for Anarchic Christians to talk about his group and what they want to do in Uganda and if anyone thinks they would like to help them.
02-04-2006, 18:31
info about uganda

more relevant:

an example of the bloody battles over water is reported here:
Anarchic Christians
02-04-2006, 18:36
The website for this effort can be found here. (

To be honest there's not much more I can add to what Whittier has said.

The team goes out at the start of August but we need all our funds together by the end of May so that all the tickets etc can be sorted.

currently I'm about US$1000 (5-600 GBP) from the target most of which I'm hoping to make from a sponsored hike on Saturday.

Any help anyone can give is appreciated.