Uganda

Women in Uganda farm as a part of our food security and livelihoods program.
Photo: ACF-Uganda, T. Frank
Population
36.35 million
Malnutrition in Children under 5
14%
2011, UNICEF
Our Team
84 employees
Program Start
1995

People Helped in 2014: 160,072

4,515
People Received Nutritional Support 
7,010
People Accessed Safe Water and Sanitation 
148,547
People Gained Economic Self Sufficiency 

As of 2011, some five years after the collapse of the Lord’s Resistance Army’s insurgency in northern Uganda, 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 the displaced sought a return to their pre-crisis lives.

As some two million Ugandans began to return to their ancestral homes after two decades in makeshift camps, they lacked the resources needed to rebuild their lives. Action Against Hunger was there to continue its support for these communities, now dispersed across Uganda’s vast North, as their need for clean water, sanitation, and livelihood support multiplied.

Elsewhere, our teams are working with the pastoralist communities of the Karamoja in Uganda’s northeast, addressing endemic water and sanitation problems, high rates of malnutrition, and the need for diversified livelihoods.

In 2013, Action Against Hunger assisted some 200,000 people across Uganda, ensuring access to safe water and sanitation, supporting agricultural development, providing cash-based support for new businesses, lifesaving therapeutic nutrition programs, and capacity-building support to strengthen Uganda’s health system.

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