GOAL's Work in Uganda

GOAL first began working in Uganda via missionary organisations in the late 1970s, engaging in short-term emergency health and nutrition activities. We continued there until 1997 via local partner organisations.

In 1999, GOAL Uganda opened an office from where our current programmes developed.

Since the late 1980s, Uganda has recovered from the abyss of civil war and economic catastrophe to become relatively peaceful, stable and prosperous. But the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in the north remain blighted by the after-effects of one of Africa’s most brutal rebellions.

The cult-like Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) perpetrated massacres and mutilations in the north for nearly two decades. The violence displaced more than 1.6 million people and tens of thousands of civilians were killed or kidnapped. The UN estimates that the group abducted 20,000 children.

In 2006, the LRA and the Ugandan government signed a truce, whereby the LRA would move its fighters out of Uganda. Despite the absence of a permanent agreement, the people of northern Uganda began returning home.

Today, GOAL’s work in Uganda focuses on increasing self-reliance and supporting better access to basic services for rural and poor people in the north and east of Uganda.

Learn more about GOAL Uganda’s programmes and why some of the people there need our help by clicking here.

Blogs and news from Uganda:

Read a blog from Fiona Mitchell, GOAL's Country Director for Uganda, on the Village Savings and Loans Associations programme and how it is helping people to set up small businesses in Uganda.

Our current programmes in Uganda:

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Livelihoods
HIV and Aids Housing Support
Health Accountability

Since 1977, GOAL has spent in excess of €790 million delivering aid to some of the most vulnerable people in the developing world. We have achieved all this on an exceptionally low administration cost base.

GOAL Ireland is a registered charity in Ireland: Charity Reg No: CHY 6271
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