Food and Nutrition

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19 Dec 2014 description

Highlights

  • Average nominal retail prices for maize grain, sorghum and beans in Karamoja have remained low and/or continued to decline in November— below 2013 levels— as a result of the ongoing harvest.

  • The Terms of Trade in Karamoja have remained fairly stable labourmaize grain but declined for goatmaize grain. The latter trend could continue amidst expectations for maize grain price rises (as stocks decline); persistence of the livestock ban, and the incoming dry season during which livestock prices are typically low.

10 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A total of 131,392 South Sudanese refugees have been assisted in Uganda since the influx began in mid-December 2013, including 82,981 in Adjumani, 12,054 in Arua, 29,802 in Kiryandongo and 6,5551 in Kampala.

  • An increase in the number of new arrivals from South Sudan to Uganda was has been observed since November 27th . This increase has been attributed to the 1 year anniversary of fighting and continued clashes in South Sudan.

29 Nov 2014 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. In Mbarara and Kampala, matoke is most important commodity for all households.

29 Nov 2014 description

Karamoja is Stressed (IPC Phase 2) or worse

KEY MESSAGES

  • Stressed (IPC Phase 2) persists with the ongoing below average harvest in Karamoja. Households will likely conserve food stocks from their own production until February. Low priced staples on the market and better wage/firewood/charcoal to sorghum Terms of Trade have improved food access for poor households despite their limited purchasing power.

27 Nov 2014 description

President Yoweri Museveni has commended Mr. Alykhan Hudani and his family for locating a modern poultry industry in Semuto, Luweero district.

26 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A total of 130,204 South Sudanese refugees have been assisted in Uganda since the influx began in mid-December 2013, including 82,610 in Adjumani, 11,969 in Arua, 29,070 in Kiryandongo and 6,5551 in Kampala.

  • In Kiryandongo, the Chief Justice, Stephen Kavuma made an unannounced 3 hour visit to the settlement on 20 November, to see first hand how refugees live and talk with UNHCR staff.

26 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A total of 129,913 South Sudanese refugees have been assisted in Uganda since the influx began in mid-December 2013, including 81,934 in Adjumani, 11,969 in Arua, 29,490 in Kiryandongo and 6,5201 in Kampala.

  • An ECHO multi-sectoral team carried out a mission in Adjumani, Arua and Kiryandongo 9-13 November to monitor the quality of activities it funds, identify gaps in the response to the refugee crisis, assess ECHO’s added value and discuss its funding strategy for 2015.

17 Nov 2014 description

Washington D.C., November 17, 2014 – In time for Thanksgiving, this year’s crop in the White House kitchen garden for the first time included orange sweet potato, a root vegetable that is rich in vitamin A. The sweet potato was chosen to highlight its role in improving the nutrition and health of millions of children and women throughout Sub-Saharan Africa by providing this essential nutrient.

12 Nov 2014 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

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

•Below-average crop production expected in Karamoja region

•Maize prices continue to seasonally decline in most markets

•Food security concerns persist in parts of Karamoja region

01 Nov 2014 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

13 Oct 2014 description

Highlights

  • Across Karamoja region, average nominal retail prices for maize grain, sorghum and beans reduced during the month of August by 6%, 14% and 5% respectively. Prices for goats increased in some districts while no changes were noticed in daily labour wage rates. Compared to the same period in August 2013, average prices for maize grain were higher across Karamoja by 11% mainly due to increased dependency on markets.

02 Oct 2014 description
report Refugee Law Project

Statement on the occasion of International Day of Older Persons, 1 October 2014

Today, 1st October, marks the 24th commemoration of the United Nations International Day of Older Persons.Refugee Law project recognizes the contribution of the 6734 older refugees in Uganda(as per UNHCR February 2014) and raises some of the major concerns faced by this group of persons.

01 Oct 2014 description

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) monitors trends in staple food prices in countries vulnerable to food insecurity. For each FEWS NET country and region, the Price Bulletin provides a set of charts showing monthly prices in the current marketing year in selected urban centers and allowing users to compare current trends with both five-year average prices, indicative of seasonal trends, and prices in the previous year.

30 Sep 2014 description

The below-average harvest will temporarily relieve the Crisis (IPC Phase 3) in Karamoja

KEY MESSAGES

17 Sep 2014 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of CHF 2,364,704 (increased from CHF 1,722,559) to enable the IFRC to support Uganda Red Cross Society to scale-up the response to the South Sudan population movement crisis in Uganda and to deliver assistance and support to 25,000 beneficiaries (5,000 households).This budget adjustment complements the existing plan of action with additional or increased outcomes planned in food-security, livelihoods, disaster preparedness, health, water, sanitation and hygiene promotion, and shelter.

The disaster

16 Sep 2014 description

Food Security Snapshot

  • In bi-modal rainfall areas, production of first season crops is estimated at average level
  • Below-average crop production expected in Karamoja region
  • Maize prices continue to seasonally decline in most markets in bi-modal rainfall areas
  • Food security concerns persist in parts of Karamoja region
31 Aug 2014 description

Crisis (IPC Phase 3) likely to persist in Karamoja given expectations of another poor harvest

Summary