Emergency preparedness and response
Addressing urgent needs of communities affected
Uganda is faced with humanitarian situations including climatic, economic, internal and cross-border conflict. The country is also affected by other slow and rapid onset shocks, such as prolonged dry spells in Karamoja; disease outbreaks (COVID-19, Ebola Virus Disease, Cholera) and flooding and landslides. Basic social services are over-stretched and compromise the quality of services for both refugees and host communities in Uganda, posing additional threats to children’s welfare.
UNICEF continues to work alongside its sister agencies and organizations to support the Government of Uganda during times of humanitarian need.
In their own words: Voices from the field
Latest Humanitarian Situation Reports
The UNICEF Uganda Humanitarian Situation reports provide an overview of the humanitarian needs while highlighting UNICEF's response and funding requirements. The UNICEF-supported humanitarian interventions complement government’s efforts to protect the rights of children and women affected by emergencies and disease outbreaks.