Our year at a glance: Stepping Up out of poverty in Uganda

Uganda is one of the world’s poorest nations, due to decades of conflict. An entire generation lost out on education and training opportunities, never developing the skills to thrive. Our StepUp programme aims to break the cycle of poverty that afflicts rural farming families in northern Uganda. IRT has supported the StepUp programme since 2011, […]

Step Up

The Challenge In northern Uganda, 80% of the population are subsistence farmers meaning they survive hand-to-mouth, growing just enough food for one meal a day. Farming is heavy work, yet over 75% of the labour is done by women who work 12-18 hour days. Child mortality in the region is around 50%. People see no other […]


In northern Uganda, you will find some of the poorest people in the world but they are also some of the most determined to rebuild their lives after decades of violence and forced displacement. At one point, nearly 2 million people were forced to flee their homes in fear of brutal rebel force the Lord’s […]


Burmese refugees living in Thailand are one of the world’s most protracted refugee situations. After decades of ongoing internal conflict, there is still no viable opportunity to return for these refugees, and what little international humanitarian aid is focused on official refugee camps- 150,000 Burmese live in camps, 2 million must survive as best they […]

South Sudan

  Since its independence in 2011, regrowth has struggled immensely, and the people of South Sudan have suffered.South Sudan is the world’s newest country, and one of the least developed. While there are no actual population figures, it is estimated that there are 11.91 million people, 40% of whom are children under the age of […]