Provide Urgent Aid to Poor Families Struggling Under Strict Covid-19 Restrictions in Uganda
International Children’s Fund has sent out pleas for India in the past two months of 2021. But other countries are struggling due to the supply chain issues and lack of resources that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused.
The global Covid-19 pandemic has had tremendous implications for exacerbating poverty in Uganda and it’s fragile economic system pushing millions out of their jobs and homes. The restrictions for the lock-downs have forced many men, women and children into starvation.
We have received news from our ICF Partner in Uganda, George Kasharu, that the situation in Uganda is dire:
Because of the government lockdown here in Uganda, people can not go to work. 41% of people here live in poverty, and almost half of Uganda’s population is under the age of 15. Which represents one of the youngest populations in the world. 41% of the people live on less than $1.90 a day. People are literally starving in their huts. The government was planning to give people $28 Dollars (Ugandan shillings: 100,000) for food, however, not everyone received the funds. Can you please assist us with a rice purchase so we can help these needy mothers and children?
With your help, ICF is committed to stepping up to provide urgent aid through locally purchased rice to hungry families in Uganda to help stave off malnourishment in this critical situation.
Our missions are able to provide nutritious meals or deliver the supplies to rural families to do the same at a cost of approximately $0.33 per meal.
Statistics on Uganda