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01 Mar 2015 description

Livestock quarantine lifted across most northern areas

Key Messages

Poor households in Karamoja started their lean seasons one to four months earlier than expected in March, due to a below-average harvest arising from poor and erratic April/May rains. Food consumption is below-average due to depleted food stocks and inadequate incomes. Although Stressed (IPC Phase 2) is expected, food security could deteriorate to Crisis (IPC Phase 3) by May.

27 Feb 2015 description

Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen.

Welcome and thank you for your presence here today. As you may know, while I have had the privilege to visit Uganda in the past in my previous role as Deputy Prosecutor, this is my first official visit to the country as Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court ("ICC" or the "Court"). I am honoured to be here.

27 Feb 2015 description

KAMPALA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced that new contributions from the United States and Australia will enable the agency to resume distribution of full-size food rations to all refugees in Uganda.

WFP welcomed the contributions of US$15.4 million from the United States and US$2.3 million from Australia. The generous funding from both nations will support refugees, and the US gift will also support extremely food insecure households in Karamoja by helping to fill their food gap between April and July.

26 Feb 2015 description

Kampala - The Country Sustainable land management Investment Framework (CSIF) for Uganda has today been launched at a ceremony in Kampala.

The ten year Strategic Framework will guide the government of Uganda in addressing land management issues in a sustainable manner.

Hon. Zerubabel Nyiira, the state Minister for Agriculture who launched the framework said it comes at an opportune time when urgent action is needed to address the challenges of land degradation across the country.

25 Feb 2015 description

KAMPALA – 24/02/2015 - The Ministry of Health together with KCCA has mounted an aggressive response against the Typhoid Outbreak that hit Kampala City and parts of the neighboring districts of Wakiso and Mukono last month.

24 Feb 2015 description

COUNTRY STRATEGY

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.

20 Feb 2015 description

Summary: CHF 116,006 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) in delivering assistance to 999,068 children from 6 months to 15 years vulnerable to a measles outbreak.

The Ministry of Health (MoH) in Uganda confirmed an outbreak of measles in Kamwenge district on 9 August, 2013.

20 Feb 2015 description

Summary: CHF 184,804 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 30 August, 2013 to support the Ugandan Red Cross national society (URCS) in delivering assistance to some 900,500 beneficiaries.

20 Feb 2015 description

Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng Director General of Health Services

The Ministry of Health and Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) would like to inform the general public that there is an outbreak of Typhoid in Kampala and some parts of the neighbouring districts of Wakiso and Mukono.

19 Feb 2015 description

This Indicator Report provides a monthly snapshot of the regional response to the South Sudan Situation. The indicators included report on the Post 15 December 2013 South Sudan caseload only. The report is prepared through collaboration with the reporting country and the Regional Support Hub, Nairobi.

The notes below provide further contextual information on various sector indicators. Please note that Kampala is an urban area where refugees are not directly supported by UNHCR and its partners, so many of the indicators are not applicable to Kampala.

18 Feb 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

ADJUMANI, Uganda – Laura Jurua, a 26-year-old South Sudanese refugee, went into labour in the middle of the night in her temporary shelter in the Boroli refugee settlement, in Uganda’s Adjumani District. As her labour pains grew, Ms. Jurua knew she needed to get to the nearest health centre – which was over a kilometre away from the camp.

Her neighbours called an ambulance. In short order, the vehicle arrived and brought her to Biira Health Centre, where she safely delivered her baby.

Ms. Jurua was fortunate.

16 Feb 2015 description
report Mercy Corps

Charles and Concy have never heard of “superfoods.” They’re not sure what people do with these unusual seeds they are harvesting, but the couple believes they might be the key to a more prosperous future for their family.

Together, Charles and Concy took a risk — they planted one acre of chia on their farm this year. With help from Mercy Corps, they are learning how to successfully grow the new crop — and how to work their farm as equal partners.

12 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

39 Child friendly space operational (emergency)
270 SGBV incidents reported across the 3 emergency locations in 2014
100% Newly arrived refugees registered 759,453 Health consultation in 2014 of which 39% were nationals

12 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A total of 142,569 South Sudanese refugees have been assisted in Uganda since the influx began in mid-December 2013, including 89,6811 in Adjumani, 12,726 in Arua, 32,672 in Kiryandongo and 7,490 in Kampala. There were 839 new arrivals during the reporting period.

  • 520 refugees have so far been transferred to the new refugee site of Maaji (since 4 February when it was opened) in two convoys. The next relocation is scheduled for 12 February.

12 Feb 2015 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • In bi-modal rainfall areas, production of second season crops is estimated at average level

  • Below-average crop production harvested in Karamoja region

  • Maize prices at record low levels in main producing areas

  • Food security concerns persist in parts of Karamoja region

Favourable prospects for the 2014 second season crop production in bi-modal areas

10 Feb 2015 description

Executive summary
Key findings on food security

Demography
More than 75% of households in North/West Nile refugee settlements (Adjumani S. Sudan influx, Adjumani old caseload, Rhino camp and Koboko) were female headed while at least one in four households is female headed in South West (Kiryandongo, Kyaka II, Oruchinga, Nakivale, Kyangwali, and Rwamwanja). More than half of the household heads had never been to school of which proportionately more are female. Vulnerability to food insecurity is thus high among households.

06 Feb 2015 description

ICC-CPI-20150206-PR1088
The Prosecutor v. Joseph Kony, Vincent Otti, Okot Odhiambo and Dominic Ongwen

Today, 6 February 2015, Single Judge Ekaterina Trendafilova, on behalf of Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC), severed the proceedings against Dominic Ongwen from the case of The Prosecutor v. Joseph Kony, Vincent Otti, Okot Odhiambo and Dominic Ongwen.

02 Feb 2015 description

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.

31 Jan 2015 description

Karamoja is Stressed (IPC Phase 2) due to well below average harvests

KEY MESSAGES

  • Above-average November to January second season harvests have replenished market supplies and household food stocks, improving household food access. Staple food prices have declined seasonally and are stable nationwide. Poor households currently face Minimal (IPC Phase 1) food insecurity, except in Karamoja, where Stressed (IPC Phase 2) persists due to large production deficits.