COVID-19 our impact Uganda
Our Impact

On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Within hours, World Vision launched its largest ever global emergency response.

See how our efforts are limiting the spread of the disease and reducing its impact on the world's most vulnerable children and families. 

Our Response

We are responding in every country where we work in one form or another. Our global COVID-19 emergency response aims to provide targeted support to reach at least 72 million vulnerable people - including 36 million children. We focus our impact on areas with pre-existing vulnerability and fragility, where children are most at risk: places affected by conflict, urban slums, and refugee settlements.

Where we are responding

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People reached through our COVID-19 emergency response...*

0,000,001,000

. . . including 25,828,554 children. World Vision is appealing for US$350 million to implement the response and achieve our strategic objectives over the coming months.

World Vision provides protection and support to a new child every second of every day.

 

 

Objective 1: Scale up preventative measures to limit the spread of disease

COVID-19 Icon People reached through promotion of preventative behaviours
31,106,663

People reached through promotion of preventative behaviours

Information, education, communication (IEC) materials printed and distributed icon
5,397,472

Information, education, communication (IEC) materials printed and distributed

COVID-19 icon Community members provided with preventative materials
14,647,283

Community members provided with preventative materials

COVID-19 icon Handwasing supplies distributed
4,738,707

Handwashing supplies distributed

COVID-19 icon comprehensive hygiene kits distributed
2,724,318

Comprehensive hygiene kits distributed

COVID-19 icon cleaning kits distributed to vulnerable communities
276,212

Cleaning kits distributed to vulnerable communities

COVID-19 icon community-level public handwashing stations established or maintained
87,939

Community-level public handwashing stations established or maintained

COVID-19 icon water, sanitation and hygiene facilities constructed or rehabilitated
95,328

Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) facilities constructed or rehabilitated

COVID-19 icon faith leaders disseminating preventative measures
210,925

Faith leaders engaged to promote preventative measures and create hope

Objective 2: Strengthen health systems and workers

Community health workers trained and supported icon
154,195

Community health workers trained and supported

COVID-19 icon medical personnel provided personal protective equipment (PEE)
422,533

Medical personnel provided with personal protection equipment (PPE)

COVID-19 Icon Masks distributed including to health facilities, health workers and communities
8,075,767

Masks distributed, including to health facilities, health workers, and communities

COVID-19 Icon Glove sets distributed, including to health facilities, health workers and communities
4,634,165

Glove sets distributed, including to health facilities, health workers, and communities

COVID-19 icon medical facilities assisted
18,029

Medical facilities assisted

Disinfectant kits distributed icon
463,791

Disinfectant kits distributed

COVID-19 icon people supported with the securing of safe quarantine and/or isolation spaces
435,417

People supported with the securing of safe quarantine and/or isolation spaces

COVID-19 Icon Quarantine and isolation spaces supported, rehabilitated or set-up
1,200

Quarantine and isolation spaces supported, rehabilitated, or set up

COVID-19 Icon people provided transportation support
8,121

People provided transportation support

Objective 3: Support for children affected by COVID-19 through education, child protection, food security, and livelihoods

People (children & their families) reached through psychosocial support icon
3,304,797

People reached with information, education and communication (IEC) psychosocial support materials

COVID-19 icon Education materials provided to enable or support remote learning
1,108,625

Education materials provided to enable or support remote learning

COVID-19 Icon People provided with education support or training
1,785,010

People provided with education support or training

COVID-19 icon children reached with targeted, age-speciric health education
1,464,644

Children reached with targeted, age-specific health education

COVID-19 icon teachers provided with education training and support
55,912

Teachers provided with education training and support

COVID-19 Icon Cash and voucher assistance distributed
US$19,039,380

Cash and voucher assistance distributed

COVID-19 Icon People reached with cash and voucher assistance
1,901,505

People reached with cash and voucher assistance

COVID-19 Icon People reached with food and security assistance
6,400,518

People reached with food and security assistance

COVID-19 icon Children supported with child protection programming
1,439,969

Children supported with child protection programming

COVID-19 icon Frontline actors reached or trained on child protection programming
134,156

Frontline actors reached or trained on child protection programming

COVID-19 icon individuals supported with livelihoods training
161,179

Individuals supported with livelihoods training

COVID-19 Icon Households provided livelihoods assets
145,331

Households provided livelihoods assets

COVID-19 icon Savings groups organised
5,089

Savings groups organised

Objective 4: Collaborate and advocate to ensure vulnerable children are protected

COVID-19 icon policy changes achieved for COVID-19
278

Policy changes achieved to improve the international response to COVID-19

COVID-19 icon external advocacy ITAW
1,005

External engagements where World Vision advocated for ending violence against children in the context of COVID-19

25,828,554
Children reached by our COVID-19 response efforts

Resources

*Numbers and statistics reflect World Vision's global COVID-19 Response. For complete information, please see the most recent situation report from 14 December 2020.

**Responding includes field programming and/or fundraising.

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