WFD Article from Bidibidi Refugee Camp
World Food Day 2020

The joy that food brings to refugees in Bidibidi could soon vanish as funding continues to decline

As they chat, laugh, and celebrate after a food distribution, families in the settlement harbour great fears behind their smiles. They know that things are about to get out of hand if the situation does not change. The food ration has already been cut by 30% in April, at the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic. The situation could get worse as the funding situation continues to deteriorate.

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Building resilience to overcome COVID-19

How World Vision's livelihoods programmes are helping communities to overcome the effects of COVID-19

In order to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty by 2030, World Vision is building the resilience of Ugandan communities to adapt to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social, and emergency health events like the outbreak of COVID-19. Our resilience and livelihoods interventions are implemented in 48 Area Programmes, including a refugee response.

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COVID-19: 100 Days of our response, and counting...

COVID-19: 100 Days of our response, and counting...

Over three months since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in Uganda, World Vision continues to scale up interventions and response work to keep children and communities in Uganda safe. Click below to learn about our reach and impact in the first 100 days of our emergency response.

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Refugee Response Director Mary Njeri hands over 40,500 Kilogrammes of soap to the Office of the prime minister in the West Nile Region
COVID-19 Response

COVID-19: World Vision starts emergency response in Uganda

Children and other vulnerable groups in fragile contexts are among those that will be greatly affected by the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.


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World Vision Uganda seeks to address causes and effects of poverty through development, relief and advocacy. Over 128,633 registered children benefit from World Vision Uganda’s work.  World Vision Uganda is able to provide educational support, construct and equip schools and health centres, train health workers and farmers, participate in advocacy campaigns, distribute improved crop varieties and animal breeds, and provide clean and safe water. 

World Vision Uganda started in 1986 to offer relief and resettlement packages and to help reconstruct districts in central Uganda ravaged by the 1981-1986 war. Development work was added on with the initiation of Community Development Projects (CDPs) in central, southern, western and West Nile regions between 1987 and 1995. 

Projects based on grants were also started to cover different sectors including water and sanitation, HIV and AIDS, food security, feeder roads, psychosocial support and peace building. Expansion in geographical areas and in activities has been based on need.  

World Vision Uganda operates in more than 50 districts, with 47 Area Development Programmes (ADPs).

44.3 million

Population, total


Capital City

34.4 billion

GDP (current US$)
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