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Learn more about UNICEF’s work under the topic "Uganda".

UNICEF has launched an emergency Ebola response plan in Uganda following the confirmation of the first three cases of the Ebola Virus Disease in the country over the past two days.

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Irene is 14 years old and in grade 7 – which in Uganda, where she lives, is unusual for girls her age. UNICEF supported programs in Uganda are helping to ensure that Irene and girls like her are able to stay in school longer, sparking positive change in the community.

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Gender equality and the empowerment of girls and women is at the heart of UNICEF’s mandate to realize the rights of all children.

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16 year old Yar came to Uganda from South Sudan three years ago. Although she had to leave everything behind, she has now made new friends – and a new life – for herself.


Although the world has made dramatic progress in reducing global rates of under-five child mortality, newborn deaths have declined at a slower pace. Find out what UNICEF is doing to help children survive.