Food and Nutrition

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28 Mar 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:

EDUCATION

25 Mar 2015 description

TORORO, Uganda –A contribution of 67 KAMAZ trucks, donated by the government of the Russian Federation to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), will assist its distributions and deliveries in Uganda and throughout the East and Central African region.

The vehicles are part of a Russian global contribution to WFP of 218 trucks, valued at US$21 million, accompanied by mobile workshops, spare parts, technicians and an additional US$1.6 million to cover operational costs related to the trucks.

20 Mar 2015 description

Highlights

  • A total of 145,225 South Sudanese refugees have been assisted in Uganda since the influx began in mid-December 2013, including 91,5461 in Adjumani, 12,771 in Arua, 33,370 in Kiryandongo and 7,538 in Kampala.
  • Biometric ProGres registration continues to be halted as the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) roll-out their new Registration Information Management System. Manual registration is being carried out in the interim.
10 Mar 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • UNICEF and partners continue to support over 140,462 South Sudanese refugees of which 87 per cent are women and children in the districts of Arua, Adjumani and Kiryandongo.

  • UNICEF working with the Government of Uganda carried out an integrated nutrition screening through expanded programme on immunization outreach points and enrolled 2,254 children in refugee settlements into therapeutic feeding programs.

05 Mar 2015 description

Highlights

  • A total of 144,602 South Sudanese refugees have been assisted in Uganda since the influx began in mid-December 2013, including 91,0011 in Adjumani, 12,741 in Arua, 33,370 in Kiryandongo and 7,490 in Kampala. There were 572 new arrivals during the reporting period.

  • Across all South Sudanese refugee hosting areas preparations were underway for International Women’s Day (8 March) with women’s groups and refugee leaders.

03 Mar 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:

EDUCATION

03 Mar 2015 description

Highlights

  • An increase in the average nominal retail prices for maize grain, sorghum and beans was noted during the month of January in Karamoja. However, prices for maize grain were still lower than for the same period last year.

  • In Karamoja, an increase in goat prices led to improved terms of trade (TOT) against maize grain.
    On the other hand, the TOT for daily labour wage deteriorated due to a slight increase in maize grain prices.

02 Mar 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A total of 143,806 South Sudanese refugees have been assisted in Uganda since the influx began in mid-December 2013, including 90,3431 in Adjumani, 12,728 in Arua, 33,229 in Kiryandongo and 7,506 in Kampala. There were 1,203 new arrivals during the reporting period.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.