LATEST NEWS: INDEX

04 May 2021

How the WAY Programme adapted her interventions amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic

In response to the changing contextual issues around the COVID-19 pandemic, CARE International in Uganda's Women Adolescents and Youth (WAY) rights empowerment programme with funding from UNFPA developed key strategies to support field programming. [more]


04 May 2021

The DINU Programme Registers Milestones Amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic

Margaret's story and several others were shared with the CARE International in Uganda Country Director, Apollo Gabazira during a three-day visit to the DINU programme sites in Karamoja and Acholi sub-regions. [more]


22 Mar 2021

EU Supported Disaster Risk Reduction Projects worth 2.9 Million Euro (over UGX 12.5Bn) launched

CARE International in Uganda and Oxfam in Uganda have launched two Disaster Risk Management Projects worth 2.9 Million Euro (over UGX 12.5Bn) funded by the European Union Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF). [more]


08 Mar 2021

International Women's Day Stories 2021

A collection of stories featuring Ugandan women in celebration of International Women's Day 2021 [more]


27 Nov 2020

Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence 2020 with the theme: "Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!" [more]


02 Jul 2019

Ebola Kills Over 1,500 in the Democratic Republic of Congo

GOMA, (June 24, 2019) - The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has now killed more than 1,500 people and infected over 2,200 since its onset last August. Lack of security in the locations where the virus has spread, which are also some of the country’s most densely populated areas, as well as limited community engagement in the response are main reasons why the epidemic has continued to spread. [more]


20 Jun 2019

Uganda: More support needed to fight environmental degradation around refugee settlements

On the occasion of World Refugee Day, 16 non-governmental organisations call for urgent action to prevent and mitigate the impact of environmental degradation around refugee settlements in Uganda. [more]


30 Jan 2019

JOINT PRESS RELEASE: Uganda launches Health Sector Integrated Refugee Response Plan

Endorsed by: Oxfam, Action Against Hunger, Relief International, Humanity and Inclusion, Medical Team International, Catholic Relief Services, International Rescue Committee and CARE International. [more]


21 Nov 2018

The only family she has left is her baby born of rape: how a refugee’s motherhood triumphs over her trauma

Mafi* is holding her tiny newborn in her arms, as she puts her hand gently on her little tummy. What most people do not know is that a part of her daughter reminds her on her worst days in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Shortly before fleeing from home, four armed men had raped her. One of them is now the father of her child. [more]


21 Nov 2018

Raped and wed by 14, this refugee volunteer fights against sexual violence

Earlier this year, thousands of Congolese risked their lives to flee their conflict-ridden country and seek refuge in Uganda. Pema* is one of them. Despite the trauma of rape, fleeing and violence, she is now trying to rebuild her life together with her 10 children in Kyangwali refugee settlement in Uganda. Eager to help people with similar trauma, she became a volunteer with CARE. [more]


14 Aug 2018

D.R.Congo: One of the world’s forgotten humanitarian crisis in urgent need of international attention

A surge in violent conflict and inter-communal tensions has forced more than 781,000 Congolese, many of them women and children, to flee their homes since 2017. The situation continues to deteriorate dramatically as escalating violence, particularly in the country’s eastern region, is causing an exodus in neighboring countries. [more]


27 Jul 2018

Funding Gaps threaten Critical Aid for refugees in Uganda

Joint statement by 26 international NGOs in Uganda on the need for urgent action to address gaps in funding for the refugee response. [more]


09 Apr 2018

Congolese Refugees in Uganda

The humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) deteriorated dramatically in 2017, and the country is now facing a complex and protracted crisis of massive proportions. The number of people in need of assistance almost doubled in 2017 and is expected to increase in 2018. [more]


05 Mar 2018

Cholera outbreak in Uganda poses further risk to Congolese refugees

Thousands of Congolese seeking refuge at settlements in south western Uganda are at risk of contracting cholera, warns the international aid organization CARE. [more]


14 Feb 2018

Refugee influx into Uganda worrying, warns CARE International

Majority of women have experienced or witnessed gender-based violence on their way to Uganda / Dead refugee bodies thrown into Lake Albert [more]


12 Feb 2018

DRC Refugee Crisis

More than 14,000 refugees, the large majority women and children, have fled the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to Uganda since December 18th 2017, following increased conflict, according to figures from Government of Uganda and UNHCR, said agency CARE International. [more]


03 Nov 2017

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. Where some countries turn refugees away, the Ugandan Government is welcoming them. CARE’s Refugee Response Team Leader Carly Sheehan is in Uganda and shines a light on how, with support, refugees really can start again. [more]


01 Nov 2017

A women's group for refugees in Uganda

Since violence erupted in South Sudan in 2016, the number of people who have fled to safety in Uganda has exceeded one million. Where some countries turn refugees away, the Ugandan Government is welcoming them. CARE’s Refugee Response Team Leader Carly Sheehan is in Uganda and shines a light on how, with support, refugees really can start again. [more]