What's happening

  • As Ebola cases rise in Uganda, the IRC calls for the protection of women and girls in the response.
  • Currently, up to 60 cases, 23 confirmed deaths and 20 probable Ebola-related deaths have been reported.
  • “Even without an outbreak or crisis, women and girls are invariably vulnerable to physical, emotional, and sexual harassment or violence," said IRC Uganda country director Elijah Okeyo.
  • The IRC is one of several organizations that have launched a response to the outbreak in collaboration with the Uganda Ministry of Health.
Read our October 17 statement

Country facts

  • Population: 41.8 million
  • Number of refugees: 1.3 million
  • Rank in Human Development Index: 163 of 188

IRC response

  • Started work in Uganda: 1998
  • People assisted: Almost 1.2 million