Food and Nutrition

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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).

24 Nov 2016 description

JOINT PRESS RELEASE - KAMPALA, 22 November, 2016

The Ministry of Gender, Labour & Social Development together with UNICEF today released a report making a case for sustained investment in social protection in the country.

23 Nov 2016 description

By Lydia Wamala

More than 44,000 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Uganda in the first two weeks of November, bringing the total to 340,000 since July, and there is no indication that the huge influx will slow down soon. At a cost of US$12 million per month for its refugee operation, WFP is overstretched and in urgent need of resources.

21 Nov 2016 description

Executive Summary

1.1 Food security situation

Overall food security classification shows that half of the population in Karamoja (50%) is food insecure, of which 12% were found to be severely food insecure. While these findings suggest a marginal increase in food insecurity at regional (Karamoja) level since June 2015, there were marked district level variations:

  • Significant deterioration in Kaabong, Kotido, Napak & Abim districts;

  • Marked improvement in Moroto & Nakapiripirit districts;

21 Nov 2016 description

Key messages

  • Since 1 July 2016, Uganda has received an unprecedented influx of refugees from South Sudan. By October, the total number of new arrivals from South Sudan alone since the beginning of the year was more than 330 000 (as of 1 November). An overwhelming majority (more than 80%) of the new arrivals are women and children.

20 Nov 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Late and erratic rains affecting planting and establishment of 2016 second season crops

  • Below-average harvest almost completed in Karamoja region

  • Maize prices on the rise in most markets

  • Food security improves in Karamoja region, but stocks expected to end earlier than usual

  • Rapidly increasing numbers of refugees from South Sudan in urgent need of humanitarian assistance

17 Nov 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP will be forced to reduce rations to new refugees unless USD 57 million in new contributions is received in November 2016.

  • A new study conducted in Uganda has found that humanitarian food assistance for refugees, creates significant economic benefits for the local economy, and even more so when it is in the form of cash.

  • WFP has introduced Plumpy ‘Sup for malnourished refugee children immediately upon their arrival at the border points in northern Uganda.

17 Nov 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).

16 Nov 2016 description
report Monitor-Uganda

The relief items that are being sold by the refugees in local markets include among others carpets, blankets, farm tools, mosquito nets, water containers, solar-power lamps.

By FELIX WAROM OKELLO & ROBERT ELEMA

YUMBE- Several markets in West Nile are flooded with relief items that have being sold by South Sudan refugees to market vendors who resell them.

The relief items were distributed by relief agencies like the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).

15 Nov 2016 description

By Lydia Wamala — 1 November 2016

Since 2013 nearly 560,000 South Sudanese refugees have sought safety in Uganda and WFP has assisted them by providing monthly general food rations to meet their basic food needs. Recently the WFP has introduced a cash programme, giving people the option to choose a cash allowance instead of food, providing them with the opportunity to decide for themselves what they eat.

11 Nov 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).

4,082 Number of new arrivals on the 8th of November 2016

30,691 Number of new arrivals since 1st of November

2016 2,337 Daily average of new arrivals sinceth July 2016

333,713 Number of new arrivals in 2016

07 Nov 2016 description
report UN Foundation

By Jordie Hannum

In a six-week span from August to September – approximately the length of time of baseball’s playoffs – the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) spearheaded efforts to turn an open piece of land in Uganda into the Bidibidi refugee settlement – a settlement the size of the city of Pasadena, California.

04 Nov 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Since the escalation of South Sudanese refugees fleeing into Uganda in July 2016, a total of 8,165 children (4,122 boys and 4,043 girls) have been registered for integrated early childhood development learning (IECD) in Bidibidi, Pagirinya, Kiryandongo, and Rhino Camp settlements in Yumbe, Adjumani, Kiryandongo and Arua refugee districts respectively.

• 3,059 separated and unaccompanied children (1,766 boys and 1,293 girls) were registered for reunification and foster care between July and 31 October 2016.

04 Nov 2016 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Cécile Pouilly – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

By: Cécile Pouilly

South Sudan’s conflict, which has spawned one of the world’s biggest humanitarian crises, is continuing to generate vast suffering and huge volumes of displacement. Data for the month of October shows that on average 3,500 people fled to neighbouring countries each day – Uganda, DRC, Ethiopia and Sudan.

04 Nov 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).

5,892 Number of new arrivals on 1st of November 2016

4,485 Number of new arrivals on 2nd of November 2016

4,506 Average number of daily arrivals in November 2016

330,627 Number of new arrivals in 2016

04 Nov 2016 description
report EastAfrican

By RAYMOND TAMALE

For Martin Kasirye, living in Kampala has never been an easy decision but there is no other option available to him. The commercial taxi operator who resides in a two room apartment located in makindye, a Kampala suburb, takes care of his family of four with the meager funds he makes daily.

On average, the 30-year old makes Ush25,000 ($7). He pays Ush250,000 ($72) for his two room apartment. Times have become more difficult for martin and he is thinking about moving his family back to the village in Mpigi district.

03 Nov 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • On the 1st November, 5,892 new arrivals were reported – this is the third highest number in a single day since the 7th of July, when violence escalated in South Sudan.

  • The current extremely high sustained trend of arrivals puts pressure on all aspects of the response, which is currently very under‐resourced. New refugee sites may have to be opened shortly, and teams will visit Moyo District on Friday and Imvempi on Saturday to assess suitability.