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Greetings from the Civil Society fraternity in Uganda. We welcome the International Monetary Fund (IMF) support extended to Uganda and other developing countries to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. This move by the IMF is commendable given the health and economic challenges that Uganda is facing...
We continue to address the underlying causes of crisis in the region. The intersectionality of multiple crisis; COVID-19, climate change, re-emphasize the need for broad based social protection systems that address the needs of vulnerable communities in urban areas and displaced persons including...
It’s 2021 and schools have to re-open after a mandatory lockdown was imposed on all institutions across the country, which was meant to curb the spread of Covid-19. Uganda, like the rest of the world, experienced the Covid-19 pandemic and its disruptive effects on people’s lives. Women and men in...
As a lead up to Father’s Day which was celebrated globally last month, Oxfam in Uganda in collaboration with Oxfam International, Men Care Global, Promundo-US, and local partner, Uganda Women’s Network, launched the How I Care campaign to shift the way we think about care work. In our monthly...
People seeking safety are trapped at borders across Eastern Africa due to COVID-19 measures A coalition of international, national, and refugee-led organizations in the Horn, East and Central Africa (HECA) have today called on governments in the region to reopen borders for asylum seekers. The...
Many women who work in the informal sector are bread winners. Although COVID-19 lockdown measures stretched them beyond their limits, that did not stop them from supporting their families. In this newsletter, read about mothers beating all odds to support their families during these tough times...
When a COVID-19 vaccine is found, it must be free and fairly distributed to everyone on the planet The Coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on all our lives. While we are each doing our part of prevent the spread, and while frontline healthcare workers risk their lives to care for the sick,...
The current global coronavirus pandemic has put insurmountable pressure on the world economies but invisibly, it has also increased the care workload of women. For women like Stella, the extra burden brought by the coronavirus lockdown is far from what she ever imagined.
In April 2020, Oxfam launched a call to cancel all the debt payments in 2020 so that developing countries like Uganda can maintain and increase social protection and health spending in response to COVID-19. In this newsletter, we bring you highlights of how we influenced G20 Finance Ministers,...
Vaccinating the poorest half of humanity – 3.7 billion people - against coronavirus could cost less than the ten biggest pharmaceutical companies make in four months, Oxfam said today.

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