by Help One Now 5K Lives Impacted Uganda
Uganda Population: 35.9 million (over 19 million under age of 18) Area: 91,136 sq mi Year of Independence: 1962 Year of Last War: 2008 Orp...
Population: 35.9 million (over 19 million under age of 18)
Area: 91,136 sq mi
Year of Independence: 1962
Year of Last War: 2008
Orphan Pop.: 2,600,000 (have lost one or both parents due to all causes)
Pop. Living In Poverty: 38% (13.6 million)
Education: 66.8% literacy rate, 5.2% of GDP spent on education
Health: 58 year life expectancy, 6.4% of population living with AIDS(down from over 30% in the 1980’s), 72% of population using improved drinking water sources
Trafficking: Ugandan children as young as 7 are exploited in forced labor. Forced child labor occurs in agriculture, cattle herding, mining, stone quarrying, brick making, car washing, scrap metal collection, bars, restaurants & the domestic service sector; girls & boys are also exploited in prostitution.