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03 Jan 2018 description

OVERVIEW

• UN Uganda Bulletin Vol 23 11th Dec 2017 • Ministry of Health has declared Uganda free from the Marburg virus disease (MVD) after completion of 42 days of the post Marburg surveillance countdown period for the contacts of the last confirmed case, as per the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines.

14 Dec 2017 description

86% of the total population in the country is minimally food insecure (IPC Phase 1). The households in this phase have access to a variety of adequate and nutritious food both from household stocks carried forward from first season 2017 and the on-going harvests from the second season, which are good in most areas of the country because of favourable rains received. Food in markets is easily accessed and affordable because prices have declined and the households have adequate purchasing power.

01 Dec 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.

08 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • On 19 October, 2017, the Uganda Ministry of Health officially declared Marburg Viral Disease (MVD) outbreak as a Public Health Emergency of International concern. By 31 October, three cases and three deaths were reported in Kween and Kapchorwa districts. The current outbreak remains localized. UNICEF supports the social mobilisation, WASH and logistics components of the MVD response.

03 Nov 2017 description

KARAMOJA

  • Generally, the average prices for cereals continue to decline. Average price for maize grain and sorghum were lower by 16-13 percent respectively in September compared to August, due to low demand. Prices for maize grain and sorghum were significantly lower in Abim and Kotido;

  • In September, average prices for maize grain, sorghum and beans were fairly stable compared to 2016 and the long term (2013-2016) average, due to improved supplies on the markets;

01 Nov 2017 description

Early start of second season harvest improves national food security

Key Messages

17 Oct 2017 description

Country update

In the first semester of 2017 alone, 316,782 new refugees from South Sudan sought safety in Uganda citing fears of physical and sexual violence, political uncertainty, forced recruitment of children, looting and conflict-induced famine as reasons for fleeing their country of origin. In May 2017 the RRP planning figure was revised upwards from 300,000 to 400,000 refugees to reflect the higher rate of arrivals in the first quarter of the year compared to initial projections.

11 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 1,355,764 refugees are being hosted by Uganda as of end August. 61 percent of the refugees are children under 18 years of age and 82 percent are women and children. Of the total, 1,021,903 people are refugees from South Sudan.

  • The second rainy season reached its peak in the month of September in most parts of the country causing destructive flooding, landslides, wind and hailstorms affecting plantations, crops and displacing people in the 13 affected districts.

02 Oct 2017 description

Above-average rainfall since August favors cropping, but flooding and mudslide risks remain

Key Messages

18 Sep 2017 description

Early Warnings by Region

Acholi: Conditions are close to average but remain under “watch” for most districts in the region due to poor rainfall during July except for Kitgum that is above average due to increased rainfall leading to favorable conditions in the district.

15 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP-supported nutrition and school feeding activities face serious funding shortfalls and will be suspended as of September if no new resourcing is received. A meeting was held with the local donor community outlining the shortfall and the impact that programme suspension would have on the vulnerable populations in Karamoja district.

05 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

KARAMOJA

  • Average prices for maize grain and beans were below June levels by 10-3 percent respectively, due to improved supplies on markets. Sorghum average price remained above June levels by 9 percent, and mainly in Moroto (62%) driven by scarcity and increased demand from households selling local brew (‘Ekweete’);

  • Food prices across the region in July remained above 2016 levels, following below average harvest in 2016. Maize grain, sorghum and beans prices were higher by 12-26-4 percent respectively;

01 Sep 2017 description

Food security improves across the country with harvest and declining staple food prices

29 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 11,910 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Uganda between the 2 nd and 29th of August at an average daily rate of 425. The number of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda has now exceeded one million, and stands at 1,012,475.

  • New arrivals report that heavy rains, flooded rivers and worsening road conditions are making it difficult for South Sudanese refugees fleeing fighting in their country to reach safety in Uganda.

01 Aug 2017 description

Crop losses in some districts of southwestern Uganda greater than previously expected

Key Messages

21 Jul 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

707,216 South Sudanese new arrivals since 8 Jul 2016

272,206 South Sudanese refugees settled in Bidibidi

172,059 South Sudanese refugees settled in Palorinya

107,330 South Sudanese refugees settled in Imvepi

ONGOING MAIN ACTIVITIES

Emergency Response

29 Jun 2017 description

UNDP Uganda commissioned a study on ‘Uganda’s Contribution to Refugee Protection and Management’ that for the first-time quantified the country's direct and indirect costs. The Government of Uganda now has a baseline of its expenditure in districts hosting refugees for the first time in history.

21 Jun 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

629,682 South Sudanese new arrivals since 8 Jul 2016

272,206 South Sudanese refugees settled in Bidibidi

171,561 South Sudanese refugees settled in Palorinya

81,597 South Sudanese refugees settled in Imvepi

ONGOING MAIN ACTIVITIES

Emergency Response