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27 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP is quickly running out of funds to provide food and nutrition assistance to 1.1 refugees living in the settlements. The operation requires USD 70.7 million for the next six months (September 2017 – February 2018).

  • WFP is providing protective rations during the lean season to households with people receiving nutrition assistance for the treatment of moderate acute malnutrition to reduce ration sharing and subsequently improve MAM treatment recovery rates.

Operational Updates

15 Sep 2017 description
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World hunger is estimated to be on the rise again as conflict and human-induced disasters as well as natural disasters are contributing to setbacks in food security. This year’s The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) warns that the long-term declining trend in undernourishment seems to have come to a halt and may have reversed. Meanwhile, though progress continues to be made in reducing child malnutrition, millions of children are still stunted and wasted, and rising overweight and obesity are a concern in most parts of the world.

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.

15 Sep 2017 description
infographic World Food Programme

UNHRD is a network of depots around the world (in Ghana, Italy, UAE, Malaysia, Panama, Spain) that procures, stores, manages and transports emergency items on behalf of the humanitarian community.

  • CARGO DISPATCHED: 1,754 MT
  • VALUE OF GOODS DISPATCHED: 11,1 million USD
  • PARTNERS SERVED: 12

Items supporting South Sudanese refugees in Northern Uganda.

06 Sep 2017 description
infographic World Food Programme

UNHRD is a network of depots around the world (in Ghana, Italy, UAE, Malaysia, Panama, Spain) that procures, stores, manages and transports emergency items on behalf of the humanitarian community.

  • CARGO DISPATCHED: 1,754 MT
  • VALUE OF GOODS DISPATCHED: 11,1 million USD
  • PARTNERS SERVED: 12

Items supporting South Sudanese refugees in Northern Uganda.

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;

24 Aug 2017 description

KAMPALA, 24 August 2017- The Government of Japan has contributed US$10 million (approximately 35.9 billion Uganda shillings) to UNHCR (US$4 million), UNICEF (US$3 million), and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) (US$3 million) to support the emergency response to South Sudanese refugees and host communities in Northern Uganda.

21 Aug 2017 description
infographic World Food Programme

UNHRD is a network of depots around the world (in Ghana, Italy, UAE, Malaysia, Panama, Spain) that procures, stores, manages and transports emergency items on behalf of the humanitarian community.

  • CARGO DISPATCHED: 1,754 MT
  • VALUE OF GOODS DISPATCHED: 11,1 million USD
  • PARTNERS SERVED: 12

Items supporting South Sudanese refugees in Northern Uganda.

09 Aug 2017 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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 FINDINGS

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;

08 Aug 2017 description
infographic World Food Programme

UNHRD is a network of depots around the world (in Ghana, Italy, UAE, Malaysia, Panama, Spain) that procures, stores, manages and transports emergency items on behalf of the humanitarian community.

  • CARGO DISPATCHED: 1,754 MT
  • VALUE OF GOODS DISPATCHED: 11,1 million USD
  • PARTNERS SERVED: 12

Items supporting South Sudanese refugees in Northern Uganda.

04 Aug 2017 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 69 countries in the second quarter of 2017 (April to June). The maps on pages 6–7 provide impact analysis dis-aggregated to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

01 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

KARAMOJA

  • In June, the average retail price for beans and maize grain in Karamoja reduced by 17-4 percent respectively compared to May, due to increased supplies on the markets. However, in Kotido, the price for maize grain and sorghum remained above May average by 42-40 percent respectively due to scarcity;

31 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP restored full rations for all refugees in the June distributions. However, the operation requires USD 72.2 million for the next six months (July to December 2017) to be able to meet the minimum dietary requirements of a million refugees.

  • WFP in Uganda continues to provide logistics and other support to the wider humanitarian community to effectively respond to the needs of refugees and other food insecure people throughout the region.

Operational Updates

31 Jul 2017 description
infographic World Food Programme

UNHRD is a network of depots around the world (in Ghana, Italy, UAE, Malaysia, Panama, Spain) that procures, stores, manages and transports emergency items on behalf of the humanitarian community.

  • CARGO DISPATCHED: 1,751 MT
  • VALUE OF GOODS DISPATCHED: 10,94 million USD
  • PARTNERS SERVED: 11

Items supporting South Sudanese refugees in Northern Uganda.

28 Jul 2017 description

KAMPALA – Most of Uganda’s children are going to school hungry and 29 percent of those aged under five are stunted due to poor feeding. Nearly half of all the country’s citizens overall, meanwhile, are consume less calories than they require each day.

Uganda does not store food for use in emergencies and the land tenure system, while recently improved, is undermining the country’s agricultural potential.

27 Jul 2017 description

Key Highlights

  • 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.

27 Jul 2017 description

Summary Points
- Tanzania’s ban on maize grain exports to assure the country’s food security and to encourage value addition through exports of flour, would likely move regional cross-border trade to informal channels because of porous borders, and increase the maize export prices because of additional of costs of circumventing the ban.