Although the Republic of Uganda has achieved significant successes in poverty reduction over the past two decades, it is one of the least "developed" countries in the world. countries: In the Human Development Index (HDI), Uganda is ranked 163 (out of 188).
Uganda is threatened by extreme drought and crop failures, yet the country accepts refugees from neighbouring countries: Uganda has taken in more than a million people, especially refugees from Southern Sudan.
Africa • Uganda
Fight against human trafficking in Karamoja
Together with our local partner organization ECO, we support smallholder families in Karamoja to improve their living conditions, food and nutrition security, and reduce their risk of becoming victims of human trafficking.
In Uganda, the devastating effects of climate change are clearly visible: wilting crops, flooding and dry wells threaten the food and livelihoods of a population largely dependent on agriculture. To address this acute threat, we launched a project in October 2022 with our Ugandan partner organization AFARD, bringing together food security, environmental protection and disaster risk reduction.
Improvement of living conditions in the Nakivale refugee camp
In Isingiro District in southwestern Uganda, the proportion of refugees is 19 percent. With our partner organization COVOID, we are improving living conditions for refugees and locals by strengthening nutrition, income and social cohesion.
Food Security and Empowerment of Refugees and Host Communities in Uganda
West Nile is the biggest host of refugees and asylum seekers in Uganda. Majority of them face persistent realities of food insecurity, malnutrition and climate change. Together with our partner RICE West Nile, we support refugees and asylum seekers to improve their situation and strengthen their resilience.
Improving living conditions for refugees and host communities in northern Uganda
Bidibidi is one of the largest camps for refugees in the world. Many of the people are living on the margin of poverty, and food insecurity is a major challenge. Together with our partner AFARD, we support refugees to improve their situation.
Food security for refugees and host communities in northern Uganda
The Lamwo district in northern Uganda is one of the poorest regions in the country. Nevertheless, the communities here take in refugees from South Sudan. Our project supports refugees and local communities in securing their food, increasing their income and strengthening social cohesion.
Serious consequences of locust infestation and COVID-19
When millions of locusts spread in Uganda in February 2020, the poor Karamoja region, which is heavily dependent on agriculture, was completely unprepared. Shortly afterwards, the global spread of Corona and the local aftermath from the global pancemic poses further challenges to the people of the region. AWO International supports the affected communities in their fight against the catastrophic consequences.
With information campaigns and hygiene packages against the spread of Corona
Uganda is one of the poorest countries in the world and suffers from a fully utilized health system. With the global spread of the COVID-19 virus, this system faces a huge challenge. Together with our partner organization COVOID, we distribute hygiene packages and carry out information campaigns.