Uganda mVAM January 2018 Issue #11 - Karamoja Region Early Warning Bulletin

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Key Highlights

  • The proportion of households with food stocks declined by 11%, from 70 percent in November 2017, more so in Amudat, Kaabong, and Nakapiripirit;

  • Half of the households in Karamoja had acceptable FCS, compared to 78% in November 2017. The decline was significant in Amudat (70%), Kaabong (49%), Abim (36%) and Nakapiripirit (33%);

  • Since September, the overall mean rCSI has steadily been reducing, with similar trends observed in Abim, Napak and Nakapiripirit. The mean rCSI was at 15;

  • The total admissions to SFP increased from 4,724 in November 2017 to 5,280 in January 2018. Kaabong (1,573) and Nakapiripirit (1,084) had the highest admissions to SFP, while Abim, Amudat and Napak had the least;

  • The average retail prices for maize grain and sorghum continued to be below 2017 and the long term average, due to improved supplies on the market.


The mobile Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (mVAM) was initiated in 2016 by WFP Uganda Country Office to provide real-time analysis of the performance of food security indicators and serve as a core pillar of WFP’s Food Security and Nutrition Early Warning System.

This mVAM bulletin is based on the data collected between 22nd -29th January 2018.

992 households were reached on phone, 41% of the respondents were Females, while 18% of the overall households were Female headed. The average family size was 8, and 17% of the household heads have no formal education.