Launch date: 1980
Local staff : 100
Expatriates : 6
Population: 29 million inhabitants (2007)
Life expectancy : 49 years (2007)
Human Development Index : Ranking 154 out of 177
The World Bank estimates that 50% of the population is living in poverty and Uganda has one of the highest rates of chronic malnutrition in the world (21%).
The Government has not shown an ability to control the demands and abuses (assassinations, rapes, etc.) which are reported on a daily basis in the region. Since June 2003 the violence has also spread to the districts of Gulu, Pader and Kitgum, implicating two other ethnic groups (Iteso and Langi). Between 20,000 and 100,000 people took refuge in the west of Uganda during the conflict in DR Congo.
Despite efforts at negotiation with Rwanda, both countries accuse each other of supporting the other's armed rebel groups.
ECHO, OFDA, DFID, Italian Cooperation