Food and Nutrition

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26 Jul 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

2,442
Number of new arrivals on Monday 25th July (as per field reports)

37,890
Number of new arrivals since 7th July 2016 (as per field reports)

33,838\*
Number of new arrivals registered since 1st January in Uganda (RIMS) (as of end of June)

229,176\*
Total number of South Sudanese refugees registered in Uganda (RIMS) (as of end of June)

26 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP provided critical assistance as the Government of Uganda opened up a new village complex, to resettle South Sudanese refugees within the Adjumani settlement in northern Uganda.

  • WFP has so far assisted 3,000 refugees and Ugandans in the host communities with training and storage tools for reduced post-harvest food loss.

  • WFP is providing a protection ration to families with children, pregnant women and new mothers affected by moderate acute malnutrition in the Karamoja region.

23 Jul 2016 description
report ACT Alliance

1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

On July 9th renewed clashes broke out in the South Sudanese capital of Juba due to a reported power struggle between the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) in the government and the SPLA opposition.

12 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 51 Water User Committees were formed in Maaji, Ayilo II, Olua I & II and Oliji settlements to improve operation & maintenance of water points serving a total of 27,387 people, mostly refugees from South Sudan in June, 2016.

  • Over 5,200 children were immunized against Polio and Measles in Rhino Camp Refugee settlement, Arua District in June 2016.

11 Jul 2016 description

Highlights of CPI, June 2016

1.1 Annual Inflation

The Annual Headline Inflation for the year ending June 2016 increased to 5.9 per cent compared to the 5.4 per cent recorded during the year ended May 2016.

10 Jul 2016 description

Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Joe McHugh TD, today visited Uganda's border region with South Sudan and announced €600,000 in new humanitarian assistance for South Sudanese refugees in Uganda.

The Minister was visiting Adjumani refugee settlement in Northern Uganda, together with Ugandan State Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, Musa Ecweru MP.

01 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

KARAMOJA

  • Average prices for maize grain and sorghum were relatively stable in Karamoja during the month compared to April 2016. However, compared to last year (May 2015), prices for both maize and sorghum grain were higher this year by 29% and 27% respectively highlighting food accessibility challenges.

  • The terms of trade for goat and causal labour wage against maize grain continued to deteriorate during the month compared to April 2016 and May 2015 due to unfavourable maize grain price changes.

01 Jul 2016 description

Below-average harvest expected in northwestern and eastern bimodal areas

KEY MESSAGES

  • Very poor households in Napak, Moroto, and Kaabong are expected to continue facing Crisis (IPC Phase 3) acute food insecurity through the remainder of the lean season due to significant crop losses in 2015. As a result of the late onset of 2016 rainfall, cultivation began late and is expected to delay the harvest by one month and prolong the lean season through July.

29 Jun 2016 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)

28 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP is assisting the Government to realize a single registry, which will significantly improve programme delivery and accountability in social protection.

  • With new funding and food from the Uganda and Japan governments and the Lift a Life foundation,
    WFP will reinstate full rations for school meals in Karamoja in June.

  • The Government, together with WFP plan to establish communal grain stores in 10 districts in order to address grain storage challenges among small-scale farmers.

20 Jun 2016 description

Highlights - There is a decreasing trend of Burundian individuals seeking refuge in Uganda.

  • During the reporting period, a total of 72 individuals, majority of them males, as has been the trend with Burundian new arrivals, were received in Nakivale. This is lower than last week’s 80 and the previous week’s 83 individuals.

15 Jun 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

224,420\*
Total number of South Sudanese refugees and asylum-seekers registered and active in Uganda (as of 31 May 2016).

30,920
New arrivals since 1 Jan 2016.

74,896
Urban refugees and asylum seekers

463,356
Refugees in settlements.

Settlement breakdown of SSD refugees and asylum seekers registered in 2016 (as 24 May):

17,331
Refugees received in Adjumani

13 Jun 2016 description
report ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$ 491,315

Total Pledges: US$ 411,795

Balance Requested: US$ 79,520

Geneva, 13, June 2016

Dear Colleagues,

08 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Go Back to School (GBS) campaigns have started in the eight sub counties of Arua and seven sub counties of Adjumani in preparation for second term which starts early June 2016.

  • UNICEF supported the installation of six solar suitcases in six health facilities in transit as well as refugee settlements in Isingiro district to provide sufficient lighting in the operation theatre, delivery rooms and maternity wards.

02 Jun 2016 description

The Market Bulletin is issued by the Analysis, Monitoring and Evaluation (AME) Unit of the World Food Programme Uganda on a monthly basis. Price data collected by staff at WFP sub-offices in Moroto, Kotido, Kaabong and Nakapiripirit is analyzed along with price data from Gulu, Kampala, Mbarara, Soroti, Tororo, Lira and Mbale. The update is divided into four sections: Karamoja Sub-Region, Karamoja Price Trends Over One Year, Other Markets and the Table on Price Changes for Selected Commodities.

HIGHLIGHTS*

KARAMOJA

01 Jun 2016 description

Delayed planting in Karamoja likely to extend Crisis (IPC Phase 3) through July

Key Messages

  • In Serere District in eastern Uganda, atypically heavy rainfall in May resulted in isolated waterlogging, causing damage to sorghum and maize fields. However, rainfall for the remainder of the season is forecast to be average and significant crop failure is not expected. Throughout other bimodal areas, near average harvests are expected in June/July, supporting Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity.

01 Jun 2016 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.

31 May 2016 description

Highlights of CPI, May 2016

1.1 Annual Inflation

The Annual Headline Inflation for the year ending May 2016 increased to 5.4 per cent compared to the 5.1 per cent recorded during the year ended April 2016.

24 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • Resourcing remains a serious concern for the refugee operation. If new funding is not secured soon, the operation is likely to face critical pipeline breaks in August 2016.

  • WFP is providing food assistance to about 430,000 refugees through food transfers and, increasingly, cash-based transfers.