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Uganda, as at the end of October 2017 was hosting more than 1.3 million refugees across 12 districts in the country. The refugees live alongside their Ugandan host’s communities in the settlements.
Moyo District in the West-Nile Sub-Region of Uganda is a major hosting area for people displaced from Kajo-Keji County in Central Equatoria, South Sudan after fighting spread though he county in the second half of 2016. Due to ongoing insecurity, Kajo-Keji County has been mostly inaccessible to humanitarian actors since July 2016.
Seasonal increases in staple food prices expected as supplies tighten
• Recent seasonal harvest across the region eased staple food prices between November 2017 – February 2018, though remaining above average levels, while draw down in supplies is starting to push prices upward.
• Regional trade in staple foods has been below average levels, but expected to improve through mid-2018, boosted by December – January and forthcoming May – August seasonal harvests.
Kyaka II, Rwamwanja, Kyangwali, Kiryandongo, Rhino Camp, Adjumani/ Pakelle, Koboko, Bidi-bidi and Imvepi
This report analyses how local partner organisations in Uganda view their relationship with United Nations agencies and international non-governmental organisations (INGOs). It is based on survey instruments sent to the local counterparts of four UN agencies and three INGOS working in Uganda. The surveys are designed to shed light on moves towards the localisation of humanitarian assistance, which is the second of the 10 goals set out in the Grand Bargain.
AFFECTED PEOPLE SURVEY
WFP provides food assistance to vulnerable refugees in Uganda through a combination of in-kind food and cash based transfers. Beneficiaries not only enjoy the flexibility of buying food of their preference as a result of case based transfer but also the timeliness, dignity and efficiency associated with cash based transfers (as noted in a number of studies).
This report provides an analysis of the market prices of the key commodities that make up the in-kind food basket as compared to the cash transfer value distributed by WFP to the refugee beneficiaries. The report focuses on price data collected from Adjumani/Pakelle, Arua/Rhino Camp, Kiryandongo, Kyaka II, Rwamwanja and Kyangwali settlements (January –June 2017) for the major commodities of the in-kind food basket which include maize grain, beans and maize flour (for EVH).
Note any prior assessments (eg IRNA) and attach to this report
If no prior assessment has been done. summarise information gathered through questionnaire at Annex 1
There was IRNA conducted in feb-17 lead by UNOCHA but it didn’t capture the current new caseload and the aim of this reassessment was detailed to carry out in-depth verification exercise to investigate the alleged new caseload that started arriving after registration of the old caseload that happened in April this year.
This paper explores whether a systematic approach to screening for experiences of violence (sexual, physical and psychological) is possible in a range of humanitarian settings (just arrived and longer-term, rural and urban) and, if so, what kinds of levels of disclosure are found, what are some of the factors influencing disclosure positively and negatively, and what might be the cost of addressing the most urgent needs.
1 RESEARCH SUMMARY
In support of the return and recovery effort of formerly war affected populations, ACF implemented a cash-based intervention in Otuke District of Northern Uganda. This programme assisted internally displaced people (IDPs) with the return home and reestablishing their livelihoods. Vulnerable households received unconditional cash grants through bank accounts and training to support their long-term food security and livelihood (FSL) recovery and capacity.
• The majority of the refugees rely on food assistance for their livelihood. In total, 58% are not participating in any economic activity while 24% are engaged in farming activities by renting out land from the host communities. Meanwhile, 75% of the host communities depend on agricultural production as their primary economic activity, and 10% are involved in petty trade. Most people lack access to capital to expand businesses.
Upon analyzing a variety of indicators, it is recommended that cash pilots first be introduced in the districts of Moroto, Amudat and Kotido, followed by other districts.
Key markets in Karamoja:
There are 47 functional markets across Karamoja, 85% of these being primary markets. Amudat, Kaabong and Kotido have only primary markets;
The proportion of households with food stocks has continued to decrease, with only 1.2 percent in May, a decrease from 9 percent in March 2017.
34 percent of the households had acceptable FCS, indicating a significant decrease by 26% since March 2017. Abim (20) and Nakapiripirit (19) had the highest mean rCSI, implying households are increasingly stressed in meeting their food needs due to reduced food stocks.