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 26,375,507 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
31,451,096

People reached through promotion of preventative behaviours

Information, education, communication (IEC) materials printed and distributed icon
5,573,530

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

COVID-19 icon Community members provided with preventative materials
14,944,464

Community members provided with preventative materials

COVID-19 icon Handwasing supplies distributed
4,803,098

Handwashing supplies distributed

COVID-19 icon comprehensive hygiene kits distributed
2,774,173

Comprehensive hygiene kits distributed

COVID-19 icon cleaning kits distributed to vulnerable communities
291,022

Cleaning kits distributed to vulnerable communities

COVID-19 icon community-level public handwashing stations established or maintained
88,654

Community-level public handwashing stations established or maintained

COVID-19 icon water, sanitation and hygiene facilities constructed or rehabilitated
97,175

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

COVID-19 icon faith leaders disseminating preventative measures
128,669

Faith leaders engaged to promote preventative measures and create hope

Objective 2: Strengthen health systems and workers

Community health workers trained and supported icon
158,661

Community health workers trained and supported

COVID-19 icon medical personnel provided personal protective equipment (PEE)
428,867

Medical personnel provided with personal protection equipment (PPE)

COVID-19 Icon Masks distributed including to health facilities, health workers and communities
8,441,555

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

COVID-19 Icon Glove sets distributed, including to health facilities, health workers and communities
4,681,942

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

COVID-19 icon medical facilities assisted
18,258

Medical facilities assisted

Disinfectant kits distributed icon
482,416

Disinfectant kits distributed

COVID-19 icon people supported with the securing of safe quarantine and/or isolation spaces
437,198

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

COVID-19 Icon Quarantine and isolation spaces supported, rehabilitated or set-up
1,201

Quarantine and isolation spaces supported, rehabilitated, or set up

COVID-19 Icon people provided transportation support
8,636

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
3,424,202

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

COVID-19 icon Education materials provided to enable or support remote learning
1,143,471

Education materials provided to enable or support remote learning

COVID-19 Icon People provided with education support or training
1,864,201

People provided with education support or training

COVID-19 icon children reached with targeted, age-speciric health education
1,500,335

Children reached with targeted, age-specific health education

COVID-19 icon teachers provided with education training and support
57,271

Teachers provided with education training and support

COVID-19 Icon Cash and voucher assistance distributed
US$21,754,076

Cash and voucher assistance distributed

COVID-19 Icon People reached with cash and voucher assistance
2,017,056

People reached with cash and voucher assistance

COVID-19 Icon People reached with food and security assistance
6,675,430

People reached with food and security assistance

COVID-19 icon Children supported with child protection programming
1,461,446

Children supported with child protection programming

COVID-19 icon Frontline actors reached or trained on child protection programming
149,615

Frontline actors reached or trained on child protection programming

COVID-19 icon individuals supported with livelihoods training
164,080

Individuals supported with livelihoods training

COVID-19 Icon Households provided livelihoods assets
145,818

Households provided livelihoods assets

COVID-19 icon Savings groups organised
5,118

Savings groups organised

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

COVID-19 icon policy changes achieved for COVID-19
281

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

COVID-19 icon external advocacy ITAW
1,062

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

26,375,507
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 22 February 2021.

**Responding includes field programming and/or fundraising.

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