There has been a spike in the inflow of Burundian refugees with approximately 800 people arriving between 21 and 26 May 2015 and the expectation that most of them will be granted refugee status.
Over 5,000 refugees have been registered so far since 01 November 2014.
WFP is assisting the refugees, who are arriving through the Uganda-Tanzania border, primarily with cooked meals and monthly food rations.
Average nominal retail prices for maize grain, sorghum and beans increased by 15%, 17% and 2% respectively across Karamoja. This is an expected finding given that Karamoja is in the middle of the lean season.
The increase in maize grain prices in April led to deterioration in terms of trade (TOT) for both goat keepers and casual labourers in Karamoja who mainly depend on market purchase for this commodity.
ARUA, UGANDA— As the civil war in South Sudan rages on, more than 100,000 refugees have fled to camps in neighboring Uganda. The United Nations Children's Fund says $36 million is needed to meet these refugees' basic needs. Recently the European Commission donated $1 million, which to UNICEF is significant, but far from enough.
By now Akon Thiong knows how to prepare the nutritious Plumpy’Nut for her twin daughters. It’s a peanut-based product with extra nutrients for children who are severely malnourished.
A report on RLP’s ongoing collaboration with the Uganda Police Force in training police officers on how best to respond to SGBV as it affects forced migrants.
Welsy Anena’s mother is convinced that orange sweet potato (OSP) saved her daughter’s life. Anena had been sickly since birth and at 18 months, she weighed just nine pounds. She had been in and out of hospitals so often that her mother braced herself for the worst.
But when her mother started feeding her OSP, everything changed. Since increasing her consumption of this nutrient-dense food, Anena has grown into a vivacious 30-pound three-year-old.
Recognizing the challenges of food insecurity in certain areas in Uganda, WFP in consultation with the Government and partners developed a Country Strategy (2009–2014).
The Strategy identifies three priority areas:
Emergency humanitarian action
Food and nutrition security
Agriculture and market support
A second generation Country Strategy is being developed and will be available in December 2015.
WFP has been present in Uganda since 1963.
By CHRISTOPHER KIDANKA
Posted Wednesday, May 13 2015 at 15:49
Mbeya Urban district in northern Tanzania was the best performer but Kenyan districts outperformed the region in overall assessment.
The report says most of Tanzanian districts fell in the middle ranks while Uganda districts consistently ranked near the bottom.
Just 20 per cent of children in third year of primary school in East Africa have acquired basic literacy and numeracy skills of standard two level, a survey has revealed.
World Vision Global Week of Action ends with a call to government to end preventable deaths among mothers and children.
While delivering her speech, the World Vision Deputy National Director, Tinah Mukunda reminded parliamentarians, government leaders and representatives of civil society organisations that every day we lose mothers and children to diseases that are preventable like malaria, Pneumonia, diarrhea and malnutrition. She urged government to increase the budget allocation to the health sector.
Below average rainfall in Karamoja likely to worsen Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food insecurity
Despite delayed onset and below average rainfall since early April, germination and early vegetative growth occurred in both bimodal areas and unimodal Karamoja. With likely continued belowaverage rainfall, crop growth may be retarded, delaying and reducing green harvests to July and reducing potential yields for the dry harvests in Karamoja. Continued rainfall in bimodal areas will likely result in a near-average harvest.
By IVAN OKUDA, TEA Special Correspondent
KAMPALA, 07 May 2015 – Students from Makerere, Aalto and Helsinki Universities are developing innovations jointly with school children to address Water, sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) challenges in select schools in the Acholi sub-region of Northern Uganda, under the UniWASH project.
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Wed, 6 May 2015 23:00 GMT
Author: Thomson Reuters Foundation
By Kieran Guilbert
LONDON, May 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tackling an "epidemic" of sexual violence in Uganda, in which disabled women and girls are most vulnerable to abuse, and seeking justice for the victims are at the heart of a campaign launched by the rights group Equality Now on Thursday.
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By EVELYN LIRRI, TEA Special Correspondent
A core objective of the project, being spearheaded by the Malaria Consortium under its Malaria Control Culture Programme is doubling the proportion of household members who sleep under a treated net from the current 35 per cent.
A new project in Uganda is banking on the use of treated bed nets, rapid diagnostic tests and community awareness to reduce the malaria burden in the country.
Cooking banana (matoke), dry cassava chips, sorghum, millet, beans, and white maize are important food commodities for Ugandans. The staple food varies by region. Matoke is most important in the central, western, and southwestern regions; millet in the east; and sorghum in the east, north and northeast. Cassava chips, beans, and white maize are also very important for a significant part of population; cassava chips are especially important in eastern (Soroti), northern, and northwestern (Arua) Uganda. In Mbarara and Kampala, matoke is most important commodity for all households.
In 2013, TPO Uganda introduced a new staff reward programme, made up of gifts in kind, to reward outstanding quality of work throughout the year. The HR department also organised a skills-building activity programme that enabled staff to reduce stress through structured exercises, including effective team building, zumba dance and relay exercises.
Kampala, 30 April 2015 (IRIN) - The announced arrest in Tanzania of the leader of one of the longest-standing insurgencies in Africa’s Great Lakes region marks a step forward for justice and accountability but is unlikely to bring an end to the transnational network he leads.
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