Uganda

CARE's work in Uganda

CARE has been providing development and humanitarian assistance in Uganda since 1969, responding to armed conflict, natural disasters and economic and social marginalisation, mainly in rural areas. Our programmes target vulnerable communities – the extreme poor, internally displaced people, women, children and disabled people. Our economic rights projects help vulnerable people earn a better living. We help families find ways to cope with deforestation, soil erosion and environmental degradation. Our work in refugee camps brings together people from different groups to resolve their conflicts.

Refugees from South Sudan

More than 800,000 people have fled from conflict and hunger in South Sudan and are now living as refugees in settlements and camps in Uganda. CARE is providing assistance to South Sudanese refugees in Rhino camp, where we are providing maternal health, water and sanitation, gender-based violence, and livelihoods support; and in Imvepi settlement, where we are providing gender-based violence and protection support, sexual reproductive and maternal health services, and shelter support including for people with special needs.

Banking on Change

Banking on Change is an innovative partnership between CARE International UK, Barclays and Plan UK. Worldwide, 2.7 billion adults are 'unbanked'. This means they have no access to formal financial services that people in the UK take for granted. Banking on Change enables rural communities, like this one in Uganda, to save in groups and borrow from the group's savings to meet urgent needs or to invest in creating new businesses. ITN's Alastair Stewart explains how it works:

About CARE

Founded in 1945 to send 'CARE packages' to people recovering from war, we have been fighting poverty in the world’s poorest countries for 70 years.

CARE's impact

We work in 79 developing countries, saving lives in emergencies and finding long-term solutions to poverty for millions of people every year.

Our aims

We empower women and girls to fulfil their potential – because when one woman is helped out of poverty, she brings her family and community with her.

Your support

Your support is what makes our poverty-fighting work possible. You can trust us to spend our funds wisely and effectively to help people in need.

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