Uganda

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Balancing needs of displaced people and host communities

Balancing needs of displaced people and host communities

Apr 22, 2014

22 April, 2014 - ACT members in South Sudan contend with the needs of people forced out of their homes by war and the communities they take refuge with

South Sudan crisis being met with silence, ACT Ethiopia says

South Sudan crisis being met with silence, ACT Ethiopia says

Apr 16, 2014

15 April, 2014 - The veil of silence over the South Sudan must be broken and peace talks resumed immediately if the conflict is to be contained

A long walk to safety: story of asylum seeker Nyagnet Req

A long walk to safety: story of asylum seeker Nyagnet Req

Mar 11, 2014

11 March, 2014 - When Nyagnet Req fled her South Sudanese town, she had no idea where her husband was. She knew only that she had to get her seven children to safety in Ethiopia

ACT in Uganda

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About Uganda
  • Population: 32.7 million (UN, 2009)
  • Capital: Kampala
  • Area: 241,038 sq km (93,072 sq miles)
  • Major languages: English (official), Swahili (official), Luganda, various Bantu and Nilotic languages
  • Major religions: Christianity, Islam
  • Life expectancy: 52 years (men), 53 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Ugandan shilling = 100 cents
  • Main exports: Coffee, fish and fish products, tea; tobacco, cotton, corn, beans, sesame
  • GNI per capita: US $420 (World Bank, 2008)