Since its independence from Britain in 1962, Uganda has faced sporadic periods of conflict. In 2011, some semblance of stability returned to Uganda’s troubled north, bringing more than 20 years of insecurity and displacement to a close while unleashing new needs, as displaced families sought a return to their pre-crisis lives.
Chronic food insecurity and vulnerability to hunger persists, as well as poor access to basic social services, such as education and health.
What we are doing
Our focus in Uganda is to help people returning to their homes after two decades living in makeshift camps to rebuild their lives, by improving access to water, sanitation and food.
We are also working with the pastoralist communities of Karamoja in Uganda’s northeast, addressing endemic water and sanitation problems and high rates of malnutrition. In 2013, our areas of work in Uganda focused around 5 areas, making an impact in local communities:
- Provided access to safe water and sanitation,
- Supported agricultural development
- Provided cash-based support for new businesses
- Provided life-saving therapeutic nutrition programmes
- Support to health authorities in addressing malnutrition.