80% of the population in Uganda lacks a safe place to go to the toilet.
23.8 million people in Uganda do not have clean water.
31.6 million people in Uganda do not have a decent toilet.
Over 4,500 children die every year from diarrhoeal diseases caused by poor water and sanitation in Uganda.
Uganda has been independent since 1962 but the government structure is still changing and many people have no access to basic water and sanitation facilities. Around a quarter cannot access clean water.
Without access to safe water, Uganda’s many farmers struggle to grow crops or earn a living. There are also many nomadic communities who are difficult to reach with services. The lack of clean water and decent toilets traps them in poverty.
In urban areas, large slums exist without proper drainage or toilets, leaving waste to gather in and around people’s homes.
WaterAid has been working in Uganda for 30 years, focusing on the nine districts where people are most in need.
We partner with local organisations to find appropriate and sustainable solutions for each area. We believe that working with local community organisations is just as important as working with governments to create change.
Supporting local communities to build their own solutions, we encourage people to take ownership of projects to ensure they are in control of changes to their environment.
In Uganda last year we reached:
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Uganda's basic services are still very patchy, leaving millions of desperately poor people without safe water and sanitation.
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