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18 Dec 2018 description

To track seasonal variations of food security situation over time in refugee settlements, a new innovation that uses mobile technologies to collect household food security information remotely was started in January 2018 as a food security monitoring tool in Uganda.

18 Dec 2018 description

To track seasonal variations of food security situation over time in refugee settlements, a new innovation that uses mobile technologies to collect household food security information remotely was started in January 2018 as a food security monitoring tool in Uganda.

18 Dec 2018 description

To track seasonal variations of food security situation over time in refugee settlements, a new innovation that uses mobile technologies to collect household food security information remotely was started in January 2018 as a food security monitoring tool in Uganda.

18 Dec 2018 description

To track seasonal variations of food security situation over time in refugee settlements, a new innovation that uses mobile technologies to collect household food security information remotely was started in January 2018 as a food security monitoring tool in Uganda.

28 Nov 2018 description

Operational Updates

• Biometric verification: On 29 October 2018, the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and UNHCR announced the completion of the biometric verification exercise for refugees and asylum seekers in the country. Approximately 1.1 million refugees were verified, representing 75 percent of the 1.4 million refugees that were estimated to be residing in the country in March 2018 when the verification commenced.

26 Nov 2018 description

KOTIDO, 26 November 2018– A major programme to improve the delivery of quality nutrition services across Karamoja was launched today.

The Karamoja Nutrition Programme, funded by UK aid and implemented by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations World Food Programme, will strengthen the Government’s health system to ensure children and mothers across the region receive high quality health and nutrition services and are better nourished.

07 Nov 2018 description

Key Highlights

  • Overall, 27% of the sampled households in Karamoja had food stocks in September. Moroto (47%) and Kaabong (37%) had the highest. Compared to same period last year, the overall stock levels fell by 24%, due to a delayed harvest this year;

  • 64 percent of the overall households had acceptable food consumption, more so in Moroto (86%),
    Amudat (80%) and Nakapiripirit (70%). Overall, there was a decline by 24% compared to 2017;

01 Nov 2018 description

In Numbers

13,839 mt of food assistance distributed

USD 1.55 m cash based transfers made

USD 151.5 m six months (September 2018 – February 2019) net funding requirements

1.12 m people assisted in August 2018*

Operational Updates

29 Oct 2018 description

OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER—UNHCR—WFP
JOINT PRESS RELEASE

KAMPALA: The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency have concluded the countrywide biometric verification exercise of all asylum-seekers and refugees in Uganda.

The exercise was concluded on Wednesday October 24th 2018, in the last two remaining locations – Bidibidi refugee settlement and Kampala.

18 Oct 2018 description

KAMPALA – Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today entered a partnership to tackle food insecurity and rising levels of malnutrition in Kampala district.

KCCA’s Executive Director, Jennifer Musisi and WFP’s Country Director, El Khidir Daloum, signed the partnership agreement at the City Hall, announcing that the two parties were already undertaking a comprehensive survey through the Makerere University School of Public Health, to investigate the nature and magnitude of the two challenges.

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.