In 2023, the harsh realities of conflict, displacement, natural disaster, and extreme hunger impacted the lives of millions of people worldwide. As World Vision responded, we witnessed moments of both hardship and hope. See the incredible images of resilience, determination, and even joy that World Vision’s communicators were able to capture in this extraordinary year.
Why World Vision is in Uganda
Uganda endured a multitude of challenges last year, including natural disasters, limited access to clean water, conflict, and disease. Additional food insecurity led to over 51,000 people in need of immediate assistance.Uganda had one of the world’s longest nationwide school closures driven by the pandemic, causing dropout rates to rise, along with child marriage, teen pregnancy, child labor, and a general disinterest in education. Flash flooding and mudslides between April and September 2022 damaged homes and left 400,000 people without clean water. The flooding also destroyed 5,000 acres of crops, magnifying the food shortage. World Vision worked to help the government reopen schools safely, giving 17,522 students access to clean drinking water. The right resources for teen mothers have also allowed these students the opportunity to return to school, and communities are being empowered to fight child marriage. People who were affected by flash flooding were supported with much needed shelter, food, and medical supplies. Additionally, over 454,000 people received aid to secure food from local markets and allow some stability as they recover from the challenges of last year.
We never give up on people
World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.
Prayer Requests from Uganda
World Vision's staff in Uganda are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:
For children to experience healing and hope after exploitation.
For the communities in Northeastern Uganda experiencing famine to receive rainfall.
News from Uganda
In rural parts of many developing countries, families often lack access to basic healthcare. World Vision helps fill the gap by equipping community health workers, who can help diagnose common illnesses such as malaria, pneumonia, and diarrhea.
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