Known as the “pearl of Africa”, Uganda is a beautiful country with varied landscapes. Over 80% of the population is rural, and almost 50% is 15 years of age or younger. Although the country has greatly reduced monetary poverty over the past 5 years, it still faces hurdles in improving sanitation, electricity and education access, and child health.
COUNTRY COVID UPDATE
For the most part, Uganda has maintained a low COVID transmission rate, and Spring 2021 has seen a continuing decrease in infections and the start of vaccinations. World Renew’s field office has continued to pick up activities with caution, following all government mandates and social-distancing precautions.
World Renew has also continued some aspects of our livelihood training work in the Nebbi District in compliance with COVID-19 response best practices.
COVID-19 has crippled local communities and partners in Uganda. Some estimates say humanitarian progress has been set back 25 years by this pandemic. Your gifts to Uganda go straight towards allowing World Renew to continue and, hopefully, scale up our programming in response. We can’t meet these needs without you.