I would like to thank everyone who has responded to our recent appeal as we seek to support our friends and partners here in Uganda during the 3rd wave of Covid-19. We are so thankful for your partnership with us in these challenging times.
This third wave has seen cases rising dramatically and with less than 3% of the population vaccinated and a health system overwhelmed, there is a real fear of the long-term impact Covid-19 will have on our country.
I wanted to update you on how Fields of Life are responding to this crisis. In our last communication, we told you of our emergency phone service which we have set up to reach thousands of people living in rural villages to provide accurate information, collect data and determine the needs of these communities. Our staff have been working incredibly hard and from 33 districts across Uganda, these are some of our main findings:
As a result of this data, here are some of the ways that we have responded, and will continue to support vulnerable young people, their families and communities:
We couldn’t do any of this without your support. To those who have sent words of encouragement, who have stood with us in prayer, who have given financially and much more…we thank you.
We are continuing to monitor the situation and mobilise our staff and partners to respond to this crisis effectively. Please continue to pray for us here in Uganda, and if you would like to support this important work, you can do so by clicking here.
We will continue to keep you updated as much as we can and will be in touch again soon. Thank you for standing with us in this difficult season.
Fields of Life East Africa