Staple Food Markets in East Africa: White maize is the main staple grain consumed in Tanzania, Kenya, and Ethiopia. In Uganda, white maize is grown mainly as a commercial crop for export in the region. Imported rice is a major staple for Djibouti and Somalia, which mainly consume belem—the imported red rice. Tanzania is also a major producer and source of rice in the region while Kenya and Uganda are minor producers. Both red and white sorghum are produced and consumed in the region.
(LWI) – “This is the largest refugee crisis in Africa, and the third largest in the world. How many thousands have to come, how many people have to die until the international community wakes up?” – Jesse Kamstra, country representative of The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) in Uganda, asks angrily.
Today, the global refugee crises are more complex and long running than previously with more than 65 million forced to leave home – most being women and children. The complexity means a growing need to supplement the existing ways of addressing the issues in order to provide more and better assistance to the growing number of affected people.
International Development Minister James Wharton reaffirms UK support for refugees in Uganda as Africa’s largest refugee hosting nation.
During the week that famine has been declared in some parts of South Sudan, Minister Wharton saw the life-saving impact of UK aid in Uganda when he visited a centre where refugees are registered and longer term refugee settlements near the border with South Sudan. Uganda now hosts over one million refugees, with the vast majority from South Sudan.
Poorer countries host most of the forcibly displaced – report
According to a new UNHCR study, most of the 3.2 million who were driven from their homes in the first half of 2016 found shelter in low or middle income countries.
GENEVA – Conflict, persecution and violence newly uprooted at least 3.2 million people in the first half of last year, and low- and middle-income countries played the greatest role in sheltering the world’s displaced, a new report by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has found.
Food insecurity and poverty pose major challenge to goal of ending hunger by 2030 in sub-Saharan Africa
FAO report stresses need to increase agricultural productivity
24 February 2017, Freetown - Some 153 million people, representing about 26 percent of the population above 15 years of age in sub-Saharan Africa, suffered from severe food insecurity in 2014-15, according to a new FAO report.
An analysis based on actual persons registered in the UNHCR refugee database (proGres)
INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN
260,868 Refugees in South Sudan
1.853 M IDPs in South Sudan, including 223,994 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians site US
$172 million Funding requested for comprehensive needs in 2017
US $125 million Funding requested for priority needs in 2017
OUTSIDE SOUTH SUDAN
500.7 M required for 2017 including special situations
32.6 M contributions received, representing 7% of requirements
468.0 M overall funding gap for Uganda
All figures are displayed in USD
This report has been developed collectively with humanitarian partners in the region to inform preparedness and advocacy efforts to mitigate and manage humanitarian risk in the Horn of Africa and Great Lakes region*. It presents a three-month trend analysis from October to December 2016 and a humanitarian outlook from January to March 2017. It is the sixth report in the series and updates the previous scenario report which was published in October 2016.
Regional Trends: October-December 2016
Summary of major updates to the emergency appeal:
UNHCR and partners have opened a new settlement area in Arua district, northern Uganda that is set to become host to thousands of arriving refugees from South Sudan. The new Imvepi settlement was opened after Palorinya settlement in Moyo district, which was opened in December 2016, rapidly reached its 135,000 refugee-hosting capacity.
With thousands of new arrivals fleeing to Uganda every day, South Sudan is now Africa’s largest refugee crisis and the world’s third after Syria and Afghanistan – with less attention and chronic levels of underfunding.
214.5 M required for 2017
100,000 contributions received, representing less than 1% of requirements
214.4 M funding gap for the Burundi Situations
All figures displayed in USD
Published under: Solberg's Government
Publisher Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Press release | Date: 2017-02-22