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18 Jun 2018 description
report Caritas

Caritas has launched a Global Week of Action for migrants and refugees as Pope Francis appeals for those forced from their homes.

Caritas organisations around the world have kicked off a week of special events and shared meals to promote the strengthening of relationships between migrants & refugees and communities as part of the two-year Share the Journey campaign. (See map for some of the places organising meals and activities).

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

17 Jun 2018 description

CONTENTS

Policy News

  1. Setting an innovative vision for transforming agriculture and food security under climate variability and change in East Africa
    Catherine Mungai and Maren Radeny

  2. How Ethiopia’s social safety net programme leads to climate change mitigation cobenefits
    Dawit Solomon, Dominic Woolf, Lili Szilagyi and Catherine Mungai

  3. Climate services in agriculture: What are the costs and benefits of investment for Africa?
    Lili Szilagyi and Catherine Munga

15 Jun 2018 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR DECEMBER 2018

14 Jun 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The number of new arrivals from South Sudan increased to a daily average of 245 arrivals in May 2018, compared to 170 in April. In addition, around 1,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continue to arrive in Uganda every week.

12 Jun 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nearly 84,000 Congolese have fled to neighboring Uganda to date in 2018

  • Continued FAW infestations could reduce harvests in eastern DRC

  • USG, relief organizations respond to Ebola outbreak in northwestern DRC

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

11 Jun 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Average 2018B crop production despite significant pulse losses due to excess moisture

  • Widespread floods in April resulting in displacement of about 9 600 individuals

  • Above-average 2018A season output due to favourable weather conditions

  • Prices of maize declining in recent months to low levels, prices of beans on increase

  • About 1.67 million people estimated to be severely food insecure, 35 percent less than one year earlier, due to improved crop production

08 Jun 2018 description

Faits saillants

  • Sensibilisation à la paix et réconciliation : les autorités coutumières de Djugu au centre de l’action.

  • Plus de 40 000 déplacés de Bule reçoivent une assistance en cash grâce au RRMP.

Aperçu de la situation

07 Jun 2018 description

Les problèmes liés au pâturage et les répercussions du conflit sur le commerce de bétail contribuent à faire augmenter les souffrances liées à la faim chez les éleveurs ouest-africains

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.

05 Jun 2018 description

The influx of refugees from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that began in mid-December 2017, following the eruption of interethnic violence in Ituri continues – adding to the influx from North Kivu.

All new arrivals from the DRC are granted refugee status by the Government of Uganda on a prima facie basis. Partners provide reception assistance and relocation to settlements.

The Uganda Operation is currently reviewing the DRC component of the Uganda integrated RRP, based on the new planning figure of 150,000 new refugee arrivals in 2018.

02 Jun 2018 description

Efforts to assist millions of people fleeing Africa's biggest refugee crisis face a critical funding shortfall of nearly $800 million

By Serena Chaudhry

LONDON, June 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Efforts to assist millions of people fleeing South Sudan in Africa's biggest refugee crisis face a critical funding shortfall of nearly $800 million, a top regional United Nations official said on Friday.

02 Jun 2018 description

Mogadishu, 1 June 2018 – The Ugandan government today donated foodstuff to flood-affected families in Golwayn, in Somalia’s Lower Shabelle region.

The lorry-loads of assorted food consisting of rice, wheat flour, sugar, cooking oil and milk, was delivered through the Ugandan AMISOM contingent.

Uganda’s Deputy Ambassador to Somalia, Maj. Gen. Nathan Mugisha flagged off the food convoy.

01 Jun 2018 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

As of 1 June | Source: DG ECHO

  • The humanitarian, security and operating conditions continue to deteriorate.

  • Seven million people, or two-third of the population, are in need of humanitarian assistance.

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;