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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

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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

Health
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

20 Jun 2018 description

What is FFA?

The most food-insecure people often live in fragile and degraded landscapes and areas prone to recurrent natural shocks and other risks.

Food Assistance for Assets (FFA) is one of the WFP’s flagship initiatives aimed at addressing most food-insecure people’s immediate food needs with cash, voucher or food transfers and improving their long-term food security and resilience.

18 Jun 2018 description

In Numbers

  • 309,000 refugees living in camps in Tanzania

  • 70,000 smallholder farmers to be assisted through Farm to Market Alliance

  • 29,000 pregnant and nursing women and children under the age of two supported with food distributions and nutrition sensitization

  • US$58.4 m six months (JuneNovember 2018) net funding requirements

Operational Context

06 Jun 2018 description

In Numbers

14,424 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 2 million cash based transfers made

1 million refugees assisted

US$77 m six months (May- October 2018) net funding requirements

1.2 million people assisted in April 2018

Operational Updates

• UNHCR’s Global Distribution Tool (GDT) was successfully implemented for WFP’s cash distribution to refugees in Lobule settlement in the West Nile region of the country.

01 Jun 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

KARAMOJA

  • In April, there were minimal changes in the overall retail prices for staple foods, compared to March. Maize grain price was low by 3%, while prices for sorghum and beans increased by 2% and 3%, respectively;

  • Generally, the overall retail prices for maize grain, sorghum and beans remained markedly lower than 2017 levels by 42%, 47% and 15%, respectively. Similar trends were seen across all major markets, more so in Abim and Nakapiripirit;

06 May 2018 description

In Numbers

12,915 mt of food assistance distributed

US$2.1 m cash based transfers made

984,000 refugees assisted US$146.5 m six months (April-September 2018) net funding requirements

1.1 m people assisted in March 2018

Operational updates

WFP’s Assistant Executive Director and the USAID Food for Peace Acting Director attended the launch of the biometric verification and food distribution in Oruchinga refugee settlement in south west Uganda.

03 May 2018 description

Summary Points

  • In Eastern Africa, staple commodity prices generally followed seasonal trends in Uganda, Kenya, and Somalia, but atypical price trends were observed in Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, and Tanzania (FEWS NET Price Watch, March 2018). Prices are expected to follow seasonal trends through June 2018, remaining below last year and five year USD prices due to a combination of currency depreciation, better production than 2017, and regional imports.

30 Apr 2018 description

Key Messages

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.

26 Apr 2018 description

Kyaka II, Rwamwanja, Kyangwali, Kiryandongo, Rhino Camp, Adjumani/ Pakelle, Koboko, Bidi-bidi and Imvepi

26 Apr 2018 description

Despite a decade of steady decline, in 2017 global hunger began to rise again. Consequently, 815 million people – one in nine – go to bed on an empty stomach each night, according to The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report, and one in three suffers from some form of malnutrition. Of these, the latest Global Report on Food Crises reveals that 124 million people across 51 countries faced severe levels of hunger and required urgent humanitarian action in 2017. A year of unprecedented crises resulted in a sharp increase of food assistance needs compared to 2015 figures.

23 Apr 2018 description

KARAMOJA

  • Compared to February, the overall average retail price for maize grain and beans were higher in March by 8% and 5%, respectively. Prices for maize grain, was mainly high in Abim (29%), and Amudat (25%);

  • The prices for staple foods continue to be below 2017 average, reducing by 36%, 33% and 15% for maize grain, sorghum and beans, respectively, due to a better harvest towards the end of 2017. Price declines were noted across all districts, more so in Nakapiripirit,
    Kaabong and Abim;