The largest allocations were provided to address critical needs in CAR and South Sudan. The donor community has contributed $220.7 million to CERF so far for 2014, one of the largest amounts since its launch in 2006.
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FAO’s forecasts for global cereal production, consumption, trade and stocks in 2013/14 have all been raised since February, with overall supply conditions significantly improved compared to the previous season.
Export prices of wheat rose in February mainly on concerns about the 2014 winter wheat crop in the United States. Prices of maize also increased, supported by strong domestic and export demand for feed and industrial use. Overall, however, cereal export prices remained below their year-earlier levels.
This analysis was compiled at a workshop held at Ridar Hotel - Seeta Mukono, from 25 to 28 November 2013. It was attended by 50 participants: 30 from Districts representing all regions of Uganda, and 20 members of the IPC Technical Working Group representing relevant NGOs, UN Agencies and Ministries that handle food security, water and sanitation, health and nutrition related activities.
Following a heavy down pour, over 188 households in Madudu Sub County Mubende District were partially destroyed. The rains characterised by hailstorms destory about 48 households completely.
Teddy Nalubega, Uganda Red Cross Society Mityana branch focal person says the most affected villages include Kabale, Kijaguzo, Bombo, Kasokoso and Kasana. The Red Cross teams in Mubende and Mityana conducted an assessment that was shared with the headquarters ahead of intervention
Kampala [ACTED News] – Since July 2013, several parts of Uganda have experienced heavy rains and thunderstorms due to an unusual surge of moist air from the Atlantic Ocean and Congo air-mass. The accompanying floods and landslides have led to population displacement and property destruction. Following three days of heavy downpour and hailstorms in the Eastern district of Bududa, it is estimated that 3,000 people were displaced when a landslide severely affected five villages. At least 10 homes were destroyed and crop fields were also damaged.
Since mid-August, China has experienced two typhoons in the south and extremely severe flooding in the north. Authorities estimate the total number of people affected by the disasters to be over 10 million.
AS the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) concluded the distribution of relief food to victims of the recent hailstorm in Bushiyi and Bumayoka subcounties in Bududa district last week, it became apparent that over 2,000 people in the affected areas were staring starvation is in the face.
Most recipients of the relief food, despite being grateful, seemed more worried. Boniface Birabi, a resident of Namirumbo village in Bushiyi, said given his extended family, he does not expect the food he received to last long.