Uganda has experienced relative political stability and economic growth in recent years under the leadership of President Museveni. But with agriculture employing over 80 per cent of the work force and many rural families having no access to safe water or adequate food supplies, life remains challenging for many.
Ongoing rebel fighting in the north has led to widespread human rights violations and the displacement of millions of people. The country also remains vulnerable to natural disasters, as seen in the 2007 floods which left 400,000 people displaced. ActionAid has been operating in Uganda since 1982 and now works with over 200 partners on a number of poverty reduction initiatives and currently supports over 260,000 families. Our programme work focuses on education, HIV&AIDS, peace building, farming and foods and women’s rights
ActionAid Ireland supports and helps to fund 4 key projects in Uganda in the areas of education, women’s rights, school feeding programmes and safe drinking water in schools and communities.