Call to Action: EU support for care reform for children in Uganda

EU Support for care reform for children in Uganda

Publication details

Author(s): Hope and Homes for Children, Alternative Care Initiatives (ACI), Childs i Foundation
Date: November 2020
Theme: Uganda, Care Reform, European Union

This paper calls on the European Commission Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO), the European External Action Service and the EU delegation in Kampala to ensure that the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI) supports comprehensive childcare system reform in Uganda.

The EU should support current efforts by the Ugandan government and ensure that orphanages and other institutions are not used as a response to the crisis, in line with the UN Resolution on the Rights of the Child (2019), and given the additional risks to congregate care setting in infectious disease outbreaks.