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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.


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.


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

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

More than 1.5 million people have been forced from their homes by violence since the conflict in South Sudan began on December 15, 2013. Thousands more have lost their lives or have been wounded. Before the crisis began, South Sudan was one of the poorest countries in the world and was desperately in need of humanitarian assistance. Now, half of its population needs help now, and the number is expected to rise.

These families are in desperate need of help, having been forced to flee and take refuge in makeshift settlements with little access to water, toilets or medical services....

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