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- Uganda: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2018
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Tanzania: Earthquake - Sept 2016
- South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak - Jul 2016
- Uganda: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Apr 2016
- Uganda: Measles Outbreak - Aug 2013
- Uganda: Cholera Outbreak - May 2013
- Uganda: Floods - May 2013
- Uganda: Marburg Fever Outbreak - Oct 2012
- Uganda: Ebola Outbreak - Jul 2012
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- As Uganda confirms active cholera outbreak, UNHCR and health actors alarmed at deteriorating situation in Kyangwali
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- Uganda starts biometric verification of refugees
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- Uganda - Cholera Outbreak (DG ECHO, Ugandan Ministry of Health) (ECHO Daily Flash of 28 February 2018)
YOKOHAMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed the announcement of a US$72.3 million contribution from the Government of Japan. The generous infusion of funding will enable WFP to provide vital food and nutrition assistance in 23 countries across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.
The average retail price for maize grain continued to decrease, with an overall reduction of 11% in January, compared to December 2017. While the price for sorghum remained stable, the retail price for beans was high by 6%;
In January 2018, the retail prices for maize grain, sorghum and beans remained below 2017 average by 23%, 24% and 16% respectively, and this could be due to a better harvest in 2017;
01 March 2018
JOINT PRESS RELEASE: OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER / UNHCR / WFP
MBARARA, Uganda (1 March 2018)—The Government of Uganda today launched the biometric refugee verification exercise in Oruchinga Refugee Settlement located in Mbarara District in the South-West of Uganda.
440,000 food insecure persons (IPC Phase 3)
1.4 m refugees
11.8 m acutely malnourished children under five
1.2 m people assisted in January 2018
ROME – Continuing its impressive progression from one-time recipient to major donor, the Government of the Republic of Korea today made a historic KRW 46 billion (US$42.5 million) contribution to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), its largest contribution to date. WFP will use the funds to purchase 50,000 metric tons of Korean rice and provide life-saving food assistance in Syria, Yemen, Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda.
The WFP Uganda Country Strategic Plan for 2018 to 2022 was approved by the WFP Executive Board in November 2017, to take effect on 1 January 2018.
In 2017, WFP purchased 865 mt of food from small-scale farmer organizations. Out of this, 340 mt was purchased through direct negotiation with the farmers.
WFP introduced a beneficiary feedback helpline in Karamoja region and the Kiryandongo refugee settlement. The helpline will be extended to all WFP’s operations in the coming months.
In December, the average retail prices for maize grain increased by 10% compared to November, while the prices for sorghum and beans remained stable. The prices for maize grain and sorghum were significantly higher in Nakapiripirit by 33% and 25% respectively, due to high demand from traders from neighboring districts and regions;
Compared to October, there was a slight reduction in the average retail price for maize grain, sorghum and beans in Karamoja in November 2017 by 3%, 8% and 7% respectively.
Annual and long-term average (2013-2016) analysis indicates that average retail prices for maize grain, sorghum and beans were favourable for consumers in November 2017 except for Moroto, Napak and Amudat.
While the average retail price for maize grain and beans were relatively stable, the price for sorghum fell by 7% in October compared to September, due to improved supplies from the September-to-October harvest. Sorghum price was significantly lower in Kaabong, Kotido and Abim by 30-20-13 percent respectively;
This report focuses on lessons learned by WFP from the Ready to Respond project, a joint UN humanitarian preparedness programme funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).
Ready to Respond was instigated in late 2013 by UNICEF and WFP, who were joined in 2015 by OCHA and UNHCR. DFID’s support enabled the agencies to implement a wide range of preparedness activities, aiming at reinforcing their own capacity and the capacity of partners in being better prepared to respond to disasters.
Somalia has now experienced an unprecedented fourth consecutive drought. Dry conditions returned after only a small reprieve in early November. This will further worsen the already critical humanitarian situation.
In Eastern Kenya, earlier than usual retreat of the seasonal rains will lead to a significant degradation in pasture and marginal crop conditions.
WFP requires USD 45.9 million in the next six months (December 2017 – May 2018) to meet the needs of refugees.
In 2017, WFP has purchased 665 mt of food from nine small-scale farmer organizations. Out of this, 340 mt was purchased through direct negotiation with the farmers.
WFP has introduced a beneficiary feedback helpline in Karamoja region and the Kiryandongo refugee settlement. The helpline will be extended to all WFP’s.
BONN – A compelling new report about the impact of climate change on global food security has been launched by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in partnership with the Government of Sweden.
How Climate Change Drives Hunger was unveiled today at the 23rd UN Climate Change Conference - known as COP23 - which is being held in Bonn, Germany.
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;