Children in Uganda are facing food shortages

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There’s been a lot in the news this year about food crises and famine in East Africa. Uganda, home to so many of the families and communities we work with, is one of the countries that has been badly affected. They are dealing with the effects of drought and subsequent crop failures and need support at this time. Please read on to learn more.

- Debra D. Kerby
President & CEO

There is not a lot of food in the villages right now.Madam Auma, Primary School Teacher, Uganda

Uganda is facing the worst drought in nearly a century due to climate change.

In some areas, more than 40% of maize crops have been destroyed due to an armyworm invasion.

Over 11 million people are facing food shortages. Many of them are children.

1.6 million people - including children - are on the verge of famine.

Children are at Risk

Poor nutrition puts children at greater risk of dying from common infections

Undernutrition in early childhood can lead to irreversible stunted growth and impaired cognitive ability.


Your gift can provide healthy school meals and help parents grow crops that can withstand the effects of climate change.