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Deforestation and the pop star - How Uganda cut illegal logging by 70%

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Kindness and Humanity, Horror and Sorrow

By Thomas Markert, a German engineer who visited CARE’s programs in Uganda During the past weeks, I have visited CARE’s programs in Uganda. I have spent many hours talking to refugees who have fled the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They have told me their dire stories of how they had to leave their homes with nothing but the clothes they were wearing, fearing for their children&rs more »

“More than anything I want peace”

By Ruwani Dharmakirthi At first glance you might not know that a crisis is unfolding just across the lake, where DRC is within seeing distance. The landing site is no longer full with thousands of people, no longer a makeshift settlement where women build up temporary tents out of the traditional kitenge fabric to protect themselves from the sun. The horrifying water and sanitation conditions are more »

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Amazing Grace

Ninja Taprogge, CARE Emergency Communications Officer The sun is burning as hundreds of refugee women carrying children patiently await treatment outside of a health center in Northern Uganda. The door opens, and a middle aged woman with curly hair and a big smile steps out. This is Grace, one of six midwives working in the maternity unit at the Ocea Health Center in Rhino Camp, one of Uganda&rsq more »

Burundian Tales

Ninja Taprogge, CARE Emergency Communications Officer “Welcome to my house,” says Kamaliza Menedora while inviting us into her family’s clay hut. The 39-year-old mother of five children is sitting on a mattress facing her three-week old newborn. Suffering from serious pelvis problems, she can barely stand. “After the delivery of both of my youngest children, I had hip surge more »

Uganda: The scramble for refugee registration

By Delphine Mugisha, Program Director, CARE International in Uganda  At the Rhino Camp reception center in Ocea, three women sit behind three computers, entering refugees’ personal information and fingerprints into a database. The scene is chaotic as refugees push, shove and sweat under the hot sun to have their turn. They have travelled far and long, fleeing extreme conflict and fight more »

"We want 'always' only"

Ninja Taprogge, CARE Emergency Communications Officer Uganda, despite being one of the poorest countries in the world, seems to have found an alternative to other countries’ “container cities” for refugees. A generous Government policy grants asylum-seekers the right to own land and pursue employment in Uganda. Once they are registered, aid organizations support refugees with tools, building materials and seeds to enable them to provide for themselves. However, despite these r more »

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CARE Uganda Annual Report Fiscal Years 2016 and 2017

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Uganda: Country Statistics

  • Population:
    41,645,556
  • Life Expectancy:
    62.3 years
  • % Of Pop Female:
    54%
  • Aged 0 - 14:
    48%