Uganda

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 >

3/28/18

Learning how to heal

Dudu Grace Edward is a 45-year-old single mother from South Sudan. She had to flee her home and is now living in a refugee settlement in Uganda. In total, more than 1 million people have fled to Uganda from South Sudan. Eighty-five percent of them are women and children. In July 2017 the other ca

3/28/18

The sewing circle of Arua

Regina arrived at Rhino Camp, a settlement of South Sudanese refugees in northwest Uganda’s Arua district, in July 2016. She’d fled her home in South Sudan, with her five siblings and two of her children, the youngest only 2 months old.  

3/27/18

Menstrual cups make a difference for refugee women

Harriet, 25, lives in Impevi, a settlement for South Sudanese refugees in Uganda. She arrived at Impevi in March 2017 with her husband, parents, and two small daughters, the youngest barely 3 months old at the time. The family had fled their home in South Sudan, walking for days to reach safety i

3/27/18

A refugee and role model

Oliver Taban is living as a refugee in Uganda for the second time. The 30-year-old South Sudanese grew up in Uganda before returning to what was then southern Sudan in 2004, only to flee again in 2016.  

3/20/18

IRIN: For victims of the Ituri conflict’s sexual violence, aid is scarce

IRIN quoted Delphine Pinault, CARE Uganda’s country director, in a story about the lack of aid for sexual violence victims and refugees fleeing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

3/5/18

Cholera Outbreak in Uganda Poses Further Risk to Congolese Refugees

KAMPALA, Uganda (March 5, 2018) — Thousands of Congolese seeking refuge at settlements in southwestern Uganda are at risk of contracting cholera, warns the humanitarian aid organization CARE.

2/14/18

Refugee influx into Uganda worrying, warns CARE

Majority of women have experienced or witnessed gender-based violence on their way to Uganda; dead refugee bodies thrown into Lake Albert

11/3/17

Escaping Violence in South Sudan, Women's Groups Offer Support

Since violence erupted in South Sudan in 2016, the number of people who have fled to safety in Uganda has exceeded one million.

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