Emergency & Humanitarian Aid

Emergency & Humanitarian Aid

As Uganda faces an array of natural and man-made disasters, the needs of vulnerable populations are evolving. We are also changing.

With operations in Ugandan districts, Sagazi foundation reinforcing our holistic approach to disaster management

Our community-focused disaster management strategy, represents an internal and external shift to a more nimble and responsive model. This model is underpinned by increased use of evidence-based impact, leading disaster management technologies and strengthened inter-agency collaboration. Our initial priorities will see the delivery of specific disaster management. our new model will integrate disaster management with development.

Women and Children are described as the most vulnerable community members during disasters and they usually comprise 50 to 60 per cent of the people affected by disasters (UNICEF, 2014). Currently, Uganda is a host to:

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Our Approach Towards Emergency & Humanitarian Aid

When disasters happen, be they natural or made by humanity, women and children are often faced with food shortages, lack of clean water, loss of shelter and the death of loved ones. These factors make them vulnerable to physical injury, disease, disruption of education, separation from families and at increased risk of trafficking and exploitation.

Protective factors that assist women and children affected by disasters include:
  • Personal factors such as faith, belief that one individual can act to make things happen.
  • Family factors such as a strong bond with the primary caregiver, the mental health of the mother, availability of other family caregivers, and;.
  • Community-level factors such as social support, the value of altruism and responsibility to care for others.

We are committed to helping women and children who are affected by disasters and will continue to do so. Before disaster strikes, we will work with children to make sure they understand how they and their families can reduce their vulnerability to disasters. During disasters, our staff will be in communities assisting families with their immediate needs and recovery from the crisis. Following a disaster, we will continue to help children and their families rebuild their lives.

Our community-focused disaster management will continue to give priority to women and children, especially the poorest and most vulnerable, and empower them (together with their families and communities) to improve their well-being. We see the child not in isolation, but as part of a family and a community. The quality of these relationships is very important for the resilience and well-being of children.