With conflict plauging multiple countries bordering Uganda, including the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan, The Ugandan government has maintained its commitment to supporting refugees, allowing them to settle and live outside a camp structure


Uganda is home to more than 1.2 million refugees, mainly from South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.


Due to a lack of food diversity, poor hygiene and sanitation, and a lack of awareness of proper infant care and feeding practices, Uganda suffers from high rates of malnutrition. On average, anaemia affects half the population, and in some areas stunting rates are approaching 30%. 

Thanks to a uniquely welcoming policy, refugees in Uganda are free to move and work, are are also given a plot of land. 

People we helped in 2018


Uganda's refugee policy gives us and other NGOs the opportunity to implement sustainable interventions for populations affected by a large-scale humanitarian crisis. 

Our integrated and innovative programmes address the cause and effects of malnutrition in the long-term. 

Our work includes: 

  • Training local health volunteers to educate their community members on improving nutrition for children two years old and pregnant and lactating women
  • Building additional latrines and handwashing facilities and promoting healthy hygiene practices in schools and health centres in areas that  have have an influx of refugees 

In the areas we work, household food producation has increased, diets are more diverse, and people consume more fruits and vegetables compared to refugee and host communities in other districts. 



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Photo Copyright: Andrew Parsons for Action Against Hunger 

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