Kids growing up in Uganda live in a landlocked country nestled in the middle of Kenya, Tanzania, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda. Ugandan children in the northern region where we work grow up eating lots of cereals and grains. In school, children learn most subjects in English. It’s the language you’ll hear spoken the most around the capital city of Kampala.
Despite the country’s beauty, generations of kids in Uganda have grown up in the middle of wars and violence. Schools, medicine and clean water have not been available for all. Twenty years of wars and threats of wars have taken lives, forced families to move to refugee camps, and destroyed roads, buildings, culture, and tradition.
In 2006, the country began a time of relative peace. Children and parents no longer feel afraid. But recovery takes years when so much has been destroyed. In Northern Uganda, children are especially likely to go to bed hungry.
To learn more about how Feed the Children works in Uganda and other African countries, read our 2015 Africa Annual Report.