Uganda

Civil war in Uganda internally displaced around 1.4 million people and many of them are still living away from home. And still, the Ugandan people face numerous other challenges on a daily basis.

Uganda

About Uganda

The Colonial boundaries created by Britain to delimit Uganda grouped a wide range of ethnic groups with different political systems and cultures. These differences prevented the establishment of a working political community after independence was achieved in 1962.The dictatorial regimes of Idi Amin(1971-79) and Milton Obote (1980-85) claimed hundreds of thousands of lives. The rule of Yoweri Museveni since 1986 has brought relative stability and economic growth to Uganda. A constitutional referendum in 2005 canceled a 19-year ban on multi-party politics.

Uganda has substantial natural resources. Agriculture is the most important sector of the economy, employing over 80% of the workforce. Still, the Ugandan people face numerous challenges on a daily basis. When it comes to human rights, child labor is just one of the major concerns. Rural areas continue to struggle with poverty and they lack access to quality water resources.

Hungry For Life partners with a ministry that desires to transform lives in their local community.

37.1

Million people

20%

Live in extreme
poverty

21%

Lack access to clean
water

81%

Lack access to basic
sanitation

23%

Lack basic literacy

4%

Lack employment

54

Year life expectancy

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