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Uganda

Concern’s work in Uganda focuses primarily on Karamoja, one of the country’s poorest regions. Our efforts are aimed to improve livelihoods security through vocational, literacy, and business skills training.

Quick Facts:

  • Population: 37.58 million
  • Population living below $1.25/day: 38.01%
  • Life expectancy: 59.21
  • Infant mortality (per thousand live births): 45
  • Age 5 and under mortality (per thousand under 5 children): 69
  • Maternal mortality rate (deaths per 100,000 live births): 310
  • Literacy rate: 73.2
  • Females with at least some secondary education: 22.9%

2014 was a year of expansion for Concern, and new programs included vocational training for vulnerable youth in Karamoja.

Resiliency through Wealth, Agriculture and Nutrition in Southern Karamoja (RWANU), Concern’s most extensive program in Uganda, helped improve food security for over 39,100 people in 2014 by improving livelihoods opportunities, access to food, and nutrition. 2014 was a year of expansion for Concern, and new programs included vocational training for vulnerable youth in Karamoja. We also expanded water and sanitation work in Pader and Agago and emergency response programing in two locations: nutrition, water, and sanitation projects for South Sudanese refugees in West Nile and nutrition assistance in Karamoja.