Uganda Without Orphans

Country Profile: Uganda

Total Population: 45.7 million
Total Children under the age of 18: 25.14 million

The situation of children in Uganda

The Challenges:

  • 1 out of every 5 children in Uganda is uneducated.
  • 56% of Uganda's children suffer from multiple deprivations.
  • At least 10,000 children live on the streets in Uganda.
  • Everyday work is a reality for about 36% of children between the ages of 5 and 14.
  • 46% of young girls married before the age of 18.
  • 950,000 children affected by HIV.
  • 59% of children experience violence.
  • Many children still become orphans as a result of AIDS.

Other Information about Orphaned and Vulnerable Children and Family Care in Uganda

Better Care Network Information on Family-Based Care in Uganda

More information for prayer at Operation World


"Source: UNICEF, Humanium, SOS Children's Villages International".

National Stories

Uganda Without Orphans

As the COVID pandemic continues, it has become overwhelmingly clear that the mental health of both adults and children has been deeply affected because of income loss, school closures, government lockdowns and isolation.
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Summary Report of the ‘Children in Families’ Roundtable, Kampala, 21st March 2017

On the 21st of  March, 44 guests joined Viva in partnership with CRANE at a Roundtable discussion to engage around how Christians in government and civil society could more effectively work together to ensure that children are raised in safe families.
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Uganda Orphan Sunday Sensitization 2016

Outreach to South Sudanese Refugees in Adjumani
The 2016 Orphan Sunday initiative in Uganda is to conduct a variety of activities and programs intended to empower churches to become vehicles of hope to the vulnerable South Sudanese children and women. These activities will primarily target churches from 3 refugee camps and local churches in Adjumani to offer the most needed spiritual and psychosocial support.
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