Uganda

Country Info

CARE’s programming in Uganda is in response to armed conflict, natural disasters and economic and social marginalization, mainly in rural areas of the country. We target vulnerable communities such as the extreme poor, internally displaced people, and women and children to provide assistance and opportunities for sustainable development.

With its unifying framework, CARE addresses the root causes of poverty by considering human conditions, social positions, and environment. In all strategic directions CARE’s programming is used to bring change in communities.

Emergency alert: Fighting in South Sudan has resulted in streams of refugees fleeing into Uganda. Find out what CARE is doing to help >

Our Work in Uganda

Child Poverty

Half of all children live in poverty, spending their formative years struggling to survive.  

Market Access

More inclusive markets and access can help poor people improve their lives.

Microfinance

There’s a “savings revolution” taking place in many developing countries.

Youth Empowerment

Addressing the needs of the 1.8 billion young people in the world is critical to ending poverty.

Girls' Education

The majority of the 57 million children out of school are girls — their future is at risk.

Child Survival

This year, more than 7 million children will die before their 5th birthday.

Poverty & Social Justice

Everyone in the world has the right to a life free from poverty, violence and discrimination.

Agriculture

By failing to close the gender gap in agriculture, the world is paying dearly.

Climate Change

Climate change threatens the very survival of people living in poverty all over the world.

Child Nutrition

Malnutrition affects 200 million children and the consequences can last a lifetime.

Child Marriage

Child marriage is a gross human rights violation that puts young girls at great risk.

Violence Against Women

Gender-based violence is one of the most pervasive and yet least-recognized human rights abuses.

Why Women & Girls?

Why does CARE fight global poverty by focusing on women and girls? Because we have to.

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One Million People Displaced and in Need of Help Following Fighting in South Sudan

WASHplus: Supportive Environments for Healthy Households and Communities

WASHplus is USAID’s flagship global Environmental Health project. Led by FHI 360 in partnership with CARE, WASHplus promotes healthy households and communities by creating and delivering interventions that lead to significant improvements in access, practices, and health outcomes related to water supply, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and Household Air Pollution (HAP).

12/19/14

Forced to Leave School, CARE Uganda Program Participant Shares her Story

Namunyana Mwajuma, a 17 year-old student from Uganda, has participated in CARE programs that helped her family through difficult times and ultimately put her back in school.

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10/13/14

World Food Day: Without Farmers, South Sudan Remains Perilously Close to Famine

The theme for this year’s World Food Day is ‘family farming’ but there’s not a lot to celebrate in South Sudan where the specter of famine looms large.

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9/5/14

A Goat Can Make You Happy

We asked women what changes they wanted to see in their lives.  Their answers might surprise you.

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To Be Well At Heart

A CARE-authored article in the War and Trauma foundation that deals with the impacts of conflict on women's well-being and how working with affected women to define program goals and well-being improves program success.

4/23/14

South Sudan: Sheltering the Vulnerable

CARE International in Uganda reaches out to the most vulnerable in the emergency response following the recent influx of thousands of South Sudanese Refugees into northern Uganda. 

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3/26/14

Dadaab Kenya: Porridge + Classroom = Girls' Education

“I like empowering girls with education”, Daud says enthusiastically while standing in the middle of a narrow alley that leads from the school courtyard to a small place behind the principal’s off

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2/10/14

Sexual and Reproductive Health in Emergencies Response: CARE South Sudan

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