Food and Nutrition

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11 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

KARAMOJA

  • Average retail prices for maize and sorghum increased by 9% and 10% respectively during the month compared to October. Nakapiripirit experienced the highest increase by 35% and 29% respectively due to increased demand from other districts.

  • Average retail prices for sorghum were higher in November across all districts compared to November 2015 and the long-term average (2013-2015). Prices for other commodities (maize, beans and maize flour) were relatively stable.

11 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 7,984 refugees were received in Uganda from South Sudan between the 4th and 10th of January. After a significant reduction in the number of new arrivals towards the end of 2016, the arrival rate has again increased, with a daily average of 1,140 new arrivals.

  • The majority of South Sudanese refugees arrive in Uganda through informal border points, with 13 refugees arriving in Uganda through the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). 5,389 South Sudanese refugees have reached Uganda through the DRC to date.

09 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Total people in need: 2.4 million

Total children (<18) in need: 1.5 million

Total people to be reached in 2017: 1.5 million

Total children to be reached in 2017: 1 million

06 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Uganda is host to over 589,573 South Sudan refugees and asylum seekers since 2014; out of which 64% are children.

  • 130,915 South Sudanese children aged 6 to 59 months have been vaccinated against Polio since January 2016.

  • This year, 3,341 (1,475 boys and 1,866 girls) children born to refugee parents from South Sudan have been registered through the National Mobile Vital Recording system (MVRS). This ensures their right to identity and is a gateway to access services where identification documents are required.

04 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2,103 refugees were received in Uganda from South Sudan between the 28th of December and the 3rd of January. The arrival rate has decreased significantly, with a daily average of 300 new arrivals.

01 Jan 2017 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.

30 Dec 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

Daily arrival figures from July 2016 are based on manual emergency registration or head-counts/wrist-banding.
Confirmed figures will be available as the new arrivals undergo biometric registration.
Figures prior to July are from the Government’s Refugee Information Management System (RIMS).

2,040

Number of new arrivals between the 21st and 27th December 2016

291

Daily average of new arrivals between 21st and 27th of December 2016

29 Dec 2016 description

Staple food prices atypically increasing alongside prospects of below-average harvest

Key Messages

  • Following below-average 2016 production, some poor households in Karamoja have depleted household food stocks in December, three months earlier than normal. Many are atypically dependent on markets and above-average prices are lowering food access. In Napak, Kaabong, and Moroto, poor households are expected to be in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) in April and May, the peak of the lean season.

22 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP is appealing to donors to fill a critical funding gap of USD 87.2 million over the next six months of its refugee operation.

  • The Government of Uganda, with support from WFP, is conducting a census-style exercise of collecting household data in Moroto District in Karamoja, with the aim of modelling a National Single Registry to support social protection programmes.

  • WFP aims to shift 10 percent of its food-for-assets beneficiaries in Karamoja to cash-based transfers by end of December.

22 Dec 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

Daily arrival figures from July 2016 are based on manual emergency registration or head-counts/wrist-banding. Confirmed figures will be available as the new arrivals undergo biometric registration.
Figures prior to July are from the Government’s Refugee Information Management System (RIMS).

27,721 Number of new arrivals between the 14th and 20th December 2016

3,036 Daily average of new arrivals sincest December 2016

468,979 Number of new arrivals in 2016

588,205 Total number of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

20 Dec 2016 description

Key Highlights

  • In November, only 3% of the overall households had food stocks compared to 8% in September due to delayed harvests.

  • There was an increase in the number of households with acceptable FCS from 49% in September to more than half (53%) in November.

  • Since July, debt prevalence rates in Karamoja have been going down with 27% reduction observed in November compared to September.

15 Dec 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

Daily arrival figures from July 2016 are based on manual emergency registration or head-counts/wrist-banding. Confirmed figures will be available as the new arrivals undergo biometric registration. Figures prior to July are from the Government’s Refugee Information Management System (RIMS).

11 Dec 2016 description

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan T.D. and Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Joe McHugh T.D. today announced new funding of €2.314 million in humanitarian assistance for victims of the ongoing crisis in South Sudan. The funding will support South Sudanese Refugees in the West Nile region of Northern Uganda.

09 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 718,466 (80 per cent) of the total 898,082 refugees and asylum seekers registered in Uganda as of October 2016 are women and children originating mainly from South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Somalia and Rwanda.

  • From January to November 2016, 23,680 children born to refugee parents in Uganda have had their birth registered using the Mobile Vital Recording System (MVRS). This ensures their right to identity and is a gateway to access services where identification documents are required.

08 Dec 2016 description
report Monitor-Uganda

Uganda’s economic woes do not seem like they are about to end if the ongoing drought in some parts of the country continues

By Mark Keith Muhumuza

07 Dec 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

Daily arrival figures from July 2016 are based on manual emergency registration or head-counts/wrist-banding. Confirmed figures will be available as the new arrivals undergo biometric registration. Figures prior to July are from the Government’s Refugee Information Management System (RIMS).

7,705 Number of new arrivals between the 30th of November and 6th December 2016

2,235 Daily average of new arrivals since 7th July 2016

414,127 Number of new arrivals in 2016

05 Dec 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

KARAMOJA

  • Average retail prices for maize grains and sorghum were relatively stable across Karamoja in October this year compared to September but higher compared to October 2015 by 20% and 24% respectively an indication of increasing costs of living for vulnerable and poor households.

  • Average price for beans increased in Kotido and Abim in October 2016 compared to September by 13% and 15% respectively.

02 Dec 2016 description
report Caritas

Bidi Bidi in Northern Uganda was mostly sparsely populated grassland in July. A few family homesteads were clustered here and there. Now, it’s the second largest refugee camp in the world, home to 220,000 people.

Bidi Bidi hosts people fleeing South Sudan’s latest spasm of violence. Clashes in Juba 8 July sparked a collapse in the troubled state’s fragile peace. Government forces chased opposition fighters through the country. They spread war as they went. People fled in the wake of the mayhem.

01 Dec 2016 description

Stressed (IPC Phase 2) likely to persist with second consecutive below-average harvest

Key Messages

01 Dec 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

Daily arrival figures from July 2016 are based on manual emergency registration or head-counts/wrist-banding. Confirmed figures will be available as the new arrivals undergo biometric registration.
Figures prior to July are from the Government’s Refugee Information Management System (RIMS).