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07 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

  • 14,029 mt of food assistance distributed

  • US$ 1.8 m cash based transfers made

  • US$ 96.6 m six months (August, 2018 – January, 2019) net funding requirements

  • 1.14 m people assisted in July 2018

Operational Context

Despite being East Africa’s breadbasket and a major exporter of grains, levels of food insecurity were still classified as ‘serious’ by the 2017 Global Hunger Index.

22 Aug 2018 description

Executive summary

This report provides United Nations Security Council (UNSC) members with an overview of the numbers of people in acute need of emergency food, nutrition and livelihood assistance in 22 countries/territories affected by conflict. It analyses the factors driving food insecurity and examines if those factors are a consequence of conflict and/or if they are driving further tension.

09 Aug 2018 description



  • Overall, the average retail prices for beans and maize grain fell by 12% and 5% in June, compared to May, respectively due to the start of the green harvest and stocks from the previous harvest. However, the overall price for sorghum was above by 5%, but markedly in Amudat by 50% due to scarcity;

  • Generally, the prices for maize grain, sorghum and beans remained below 2017 levels by 39%, 39% and 11%, respectively. Price reductions were significant in Kotido, Kaabong and Abim;

30 Jul 2018 description

In Numbers

15,027 mt of food assistance distributed 2 m cash based transfers made 1.1 refugees assisted US$ 89.3 m six months (July-December 2018) net funding requirements 1.3 million people assisted in June 2018

Operational Updates

24 Jul 2018 description
infographic World Food Programme

See at a glance how the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot supported its partners' response to global humanitarian crises in this overview of major shipments and events from January through June 2018.

23 Jul 2018 description

NAIROBI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Saturday 21 July welcomed an historic donation of 33,000 metric tons of rice from the Government of the Republic of Korea. This donation will enable WFP to provide food assistance to more than 1.5 million people, mostly refugees, living in Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda.

13 Jul 2018 description

TORORO, UGANDA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of 5,000 metric tons of rice from the Government of the Republic of Korea. The contribution will enable WFP to meet the minimum food needs of 420,000 refugees in seven settlements in Uganda for the entire month of August.*

27 Jun 2018 description


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.

26 Jun 2018 description

Partners and Agencies: UNHCR, UNFPA, UNICEF, ADLG/DHO, Medical Teams International, Save the Children International (SCI), Medi Sans Frontiers France (MSF-F), Global Refuge International (GRI), CARE Uganda International, CUAMM Doctors with Africa, Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS), The Transcultural Organization (TPO)

Total OPD/ IPD Consultations