Food and Nutrition

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22 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The rate of new arrivals in to Uganda remains very high, with a total of 9,568 South Sudanese refugees received in Uganda between the 15th and 21st of February, although this is a decrease from the 13,092 new arrivals reported in the previous week. This brings the total new arrivals in February to 56,087.
    The average daily rate of new arrivals this week was 1,367.

22 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

KARAMOJA

  • Average retail prices for maize and sorghum reduced by 6% and 20% respectively in January 2017 compared to December 2016 due to the December harvest. However, prices for the two commodities were higher during the month compared to January 2016 and the long-term average (2013-2016).

  • Average retail price for beans was higher during the month more especially compared to the long-term average (2013-2016) by 25%.

20 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP is appealing to donors to fill a critical funding gap of USD 52.1 million over the next six months of its refugee operation.

  • The WFP is assisting 945,000 refugees in Uganda in 11 settlements and four transit centres in the northwest and southwest regions.

Operational Updates

Refugees

17 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

 The rate of new arrivals in to Uganda remains very high, with a total of 13,092 South Sudanese refugees received in Uganda between the 1 st and 7th of February, although this is a decrease from the 33,427 new arrivals reported in the previous week. The average daily rate of new arrivals was 1,870.

16 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Uganda is host to over 900,393 refugees and asylum seekers originating mainly from South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi.

• Women and children fleeing conflict from South Sudan, DRC and Burundi are in desperate need of critical health services, clean water, education, and support to help them deal with the extreme stress they have experienced.

16 Feb 2017 description

PATRICIA OKOED/FILIP ANDERSSON

The refugee office in Uganda says it has been receiving an influx of up to 4,000 South Sudanese refugees every day for the past one week. Apollo Kazungu, the commissioner for refugees in the office of the Prime Minister in Uganda, says the new arrivals are mainly women and children coming from Kajo-Keji.

06 Feb 2017 description

MOROTO – The Japanese Ambassador to Uganda today handed over food to boost nutrition for 50,000 infants, mothers and pregnant women in Karamoja to prevent child stunting in the region.

The handover took place at Nadunget Health Centre III in Moroto District, where the Ambassador, H.E Kazuaki Kameda, gave Super Cereal and Super Cereal Plus and fortified vegetable oil, channelled through the mother-and-child health and nutrition programme run by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

03 Feb 2017 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).

24,277 Number of new arrivals between 25th and 31st of January 2017

3,468 Daily average of new arrivals between 25th and 31st of January 2017

01 Feb 2017 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.

27 Jan 2017 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).

HIGHLIGHTS

24 Jan 2017 description
report Guardian

Bidi Bidi camp was opened six months ago but already hosts a fifth of all the South Sudanese fleeing violence and hunger in their home country

Moses Roba still has the scar on his face from when the glass shattered. It runs around the outside of his right eye, starting at the tip of his eyebrow and curving down to the top of his cheekbone. He got it, he says, when rebels opposed to South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir attacked his car near his home in the small border town of Nimule. The rebels wanted to steal the vehicle, he claims. But he said no.

20 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

 11,825 refugees were received in Uganda from South Sudan between the 11th and 17th of January. The arrival rate has continued to increase, with a daily average of 1,689 new arrivals, compared to 1,140 in the previous week.

 The majority of South Sudanese refugees arrive in Uganda through informal border points, with 529 refugees arriving in Uganda through the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). 5,918 South Sudanese refugees have reached Uganda through the DRC to date.

19 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP is appealing to donors to fill a critical funding gap of USD 52.1 million over the next six months of its refugee operation.
  • The WFP is assisting approximately 800,000 refugees in Uganda in 11 settlements and four transit centres in the West Nile and southwest regions.
  • WFP is expanding conditional cash-based transfers in Karamoja as part of the asset-creation safety net.

WFP Assistance

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.