Lamwo-LWF to plant over 32,000 trees to inhibit environmental destruction in refugee settlement

Dinah Nabaweesi, the project officer Lutheran World Federation Lamwo planting tree during the launch of tree planting campaign in refugee settlement.Pix by Jackson Kitara

According to Energy Independence and Global Warming report, Africa is arguably the most vulnerable continent to the impacts of global warming, despite being the least responsible for the pollution causing it. By the year 2080, East Africa’s temperature is predicted to rise 5.4 to 7.2 degrees Fahrenheit, one and a half times more than the projected average for the rest of the world.

In the last two years, host communities and the Refugees have been contending with environmental issues, citing the influx of refugees has negatively impacted the environment. This is because the refugees cut down trees for fuel and fire woods

In Lamwo District of Uganda, the Lutheran World federation (LWF) has launched a tree planting campaign in Palabek refugee settlement to plant 32,520 trees this year, as a move to curb environmental destruction