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 28,928,810 children. World Vision is appealing for US$350 million to implement the response and achieve our strategic objectives over the coming months.

Through World Vision's work, every 60 seconds... a family gets water... a hungry child is fed... a family receives the tools to overcome poverty

 

 

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

COVID-19 Icon People reached through promotion of preventative behaviours
35,211,302

People reached through promotion of preventative behaviours

Information, education, communication (IEC) materials printed and distributed icon
6,445,992

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

COVID-19 icon Community members provided with preventative materials
15,870,152

Community members provided with preventative materials

COVID-19 icon Handwasing supplies distributed
5,805,904

Handwashing supplies distributed

COVID-19 icon comprehensive hygiene kits distributed
3,011,715

Comprehensive hygiene kits distributed

COVID-19 icon cleaning kits distributed to vulnerable communities
403,694

Cleaning kits distributed to vulnerable communities

COVID-19 icon community-level public handwashing stations established or maintained
115,390

Community-level public handwashing stations established or maintained

COVID-19 icon water, sanitation and hygiene facilities constructed or rehabilitated
123,412

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

COVID-19 icon faith leaders disseminating preventative measures
155,725

Faith leaders engaged to promote preventative measures and create hope

1-10 People reached with vaccine acceptance messaging
229,868 

People reached with vaccine acceptance messaging

obj_1-11 Studies conducted to inform vaccine messaging
25

Studies conducted to inform vaccine messaging

obj_1-12 Faith leaders trained to support vaccine acceptance
528

Faith leaders trained to support vaccine acceptance

Objective 2: Strengthen health systems and workers

Community health workers trained and supported icon
177,518

Community health workers trained and supported

COVID-19 icon medical personnel provided personal protective equipment (PEE)
466,735

Medical personnel provided with personal protection equipment (PPE)

COVID-19 Icon Masks distributed including to health facilities, health workers and communities
11,588,882

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

COVID-19 Icon Glove sets distributed, including to health facilities, health workers and communities
5,081,701

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

COVID-19 icon medical facilities assisted
19,286

Medical facilities assisted

Disinfectant kits distributed icon
677,693

Disinfectant kits distributed

COVID-19 icon people supported with the securing of safe quarantine and/or isolation spaces
445,244

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

COVID-19 Icon Quarantine and isolation spaces supported, rehabilitated or set-up
1,378

Quarantine and isolation spaces supported, rehabilitated, or set up

COVID-19 Icon people provided transportation support
8,872

People provided transportation support

obj_2-10 Community health workers trained for vaccine acceptance
255

Community health workers trained for vaccine acceptance

obj_2-12 People trained on Citizen Voice and Action related to vaccine acceptance
262

People trained on Citizen Voice and Action related to vaccine acceptance

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
4,160,084

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

COVID-19 icon Education materials provided to enable or support remote learning
1,551,744

Education materials provided to enable or support remote learning

COVID-19 Icon People provided with education support or training
2,108,620

People provided with education support or training

COVID-19 icon children reached with targeted, age-speciric health education
1,689,626

Children reached with targeted, age-specific health education

COVID-19 icon teachers provided with education training and support
64,594

Teachers provided with education training and support

COVID-19 Icon Cash and voucher assistance distributed
US$29,748,088

Cash and voucher assistance distributed

COVID-19 Icon People reached with cash and voucher assistance
2,458,969

People reached with cash and voucher assistance

COVID-19 Icon People reached with food and security assistance
7,472,056

People reached with food and security assistance

COVID-19 icon Children supported with child protection programming
1,567,351

Children supported with child protection programming

COVID-19 icon Frontline actors reached or trained on child protection programming
180,539

Frontline actors reached or trained on child protection programming

COVID-19 icon individuals supported with livelihoods training
250,022

Individuals supported with livelihoods training

COVID-19 Icon Households provided livelihoods assets
160,272

Households provided livelihoods assets

COVID-19 icon Savings groups organised
6,700

Savings groups organised

obj3-14 Children with disabilities receiving extra support during emergencies
5

Children with disabilities receiving extra support during emergencies

obj 3-14 Loan assistance distributed by VisionFund to support recovery
225,342

Loans disbursed by VisionFund to support recovery

obj 3-16 Loan assistance distributed by VisionFund to support recovery
US$116,591,013

Loan assistance distributed by VisionFund to support recovery

obj 3-17 Savings group members supported with VisionFund linkage loans
121,090

Savings group members supported with VisionFund linkage loans

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

COVID-19 icon policy changes achieved for COVID-19
338

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

obj_4-3_b External actions, including sign ons and public statements
1,705

External actions, including sign-ons and public statements

Obj 4-4 External engagements with Tier 1 and Tier 2 stakeholders where World Vision is chairing, presenting, or leading
2,282

External engagements with Tier 1 and Tier 2 stakeholders where World Vision is chairing, presenting, or leading

Obj 4-5 External engagements with faith actors where World Vision is chairing, presenting, or leading
1,633

External engagements with faith actors where World Vision is chairing, presenting, or leading

COVID-19 icon external advocacy ITAW
1,272

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

Obj 4-9 Field offices participating in vaccine coordinating body
19

Field offices participating in vaccine coordinating body

28,928,810
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.

**Responding includes field programming and/or fundraising.

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