COVID-19 our impact Uganda
Our Impact

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organisation 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 19,618,763 children. World Vision is appealing for US$350 Million to implement the response and achieve our strategic objectives over the next 18 months.

Every 60 seconds... we help more than 200 people survive, recover, and rebuild from the effects of COVID-19

 

 

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

COVID-19 Icon People reached through promotion of preventative behaviours
28,967,961

People reached through promotion of preventive behaviours

COVID-19 icon community-level public handwashing stations established or maintained
83,431

Community-level public handwashing stations established or maintained

COVID-19 icon faith leaders disseminating preventative measures
113,469

Faith leaders engaged to promote preventive measures and create hope

COVID-19 icon Handwasing supplies distributed
4,339,388

Handwashing supplies distributed

Information, education, communication (IEC) materials printed and distributed icon
4,859,144

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

COVID-19 icon Community members provided with preventative materials
14,082,968

Community members provided with preventive materials

COVID-19 icon water, sanitation and hygiene facilities constructed or rehabilitated
52,542

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

COVID-19 icon comprehensive hygiene kits distributed
2,632,494

Comprehensive hygiene kits distributed

COVID-19 icon cleaning kits distributed to vulnerable communities
244,282

Cleaning kits distributed to vulnerable communities

Objective 2: Strengthen health systems and workers

Community health workers trained and supported icon
136,090

Community health workers trained and supported

COVID-19 icon medical personnel provided personal protective equipment (PEE)
416,452

Medical personnel provided personal protection equipment (PPE)

COVID-19 Icon Masks distributed including to health facilities, health workers and communities
7,541,683

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

COVID-19 Icon Glove sets distributed, including to health facilities, health workers and communities
4,471,260

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

COVID-19 icon medical facilities assisted
13,421

Medical facilities assisted

Disinfectant kits distributed icon
437,972

Disinfectant kits distributed

COVID-19 icon people supported with the securing of safe quarantine and/or isolation spaces
416,353

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

COVID-19 Icon Quarantine and isolation spaces supported, rehabilitated or set-up
1,048

Quarantine and isolation spaces supported, rehabilitated or set-up

COVID-19 Icon people provided transportation support
10,049

People provided transportation support

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

People (children & their families) reached through psychosocial support icon
3,014,602

People reached with information, education and communication psychosocial support materials

COVID-19 icon Education materials provided to enable or support remote learning
1,021,485

Education materials provided to enable or support remote learning

COVID-19 Icon People provided with education support or training
1,672,278

People provided with education support or training

COVID-19 icon children reached with targeted, age-speciric health education
1,436,989

Children reached with targeted, age-specific health education

COVID-19 icon teachers provided with education training and support
50,087

Teachers provided with education training and support

COVID-19 Icon Cash and voucher assistance distributed
USD $16,786,761

Cash and voucher assistance distributed

COVID-19 Icon People reached with cash and voucher assistance
1,524,389

People reached with cash and voucher assistance

COVID-19 Icon People reached with food and security assistance
6,051,117

People reached with food and security assistance

COVID-19 icon Children supported with child protection programming
1,365,243

Children supported with child protection programming

COVID-19 icon Frontline actors reached or trained on child protection programming
120,461

Frontline actors reached or trained on child protection programming

COVID-19 icon individuals supported with livelihoods training
146,971

Individuals supported with livelihoods training

COVID-19 Icon Households provided livelihoods assets
127,034

Households provided livelihoods assets

COVID-19 icon Savings groups organised
4,959

Savings groups organised

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

COVID-19 icon policy changes achieved for COVID-19
264

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

COVID-19 icon external advocacy ITAW
970

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

24,289,650
Children reached by our COVID-19 response efforts

Resources

*Numbers and statistics reflect World Vision's global COVID-19 Emergency Response. For complete information, please see the most recent situation report from September 17, 2020.

**Responding includes field programming and/or fundraising.

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