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Uganda mVAM July 2017 Issue #8- Karamoja Region Early Warning Bulletin

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Key Highlights

  • 33 percent of the overall households had food stocks, increasing from 1 percent in May;

  • The proportion of households with acceptable FCS increased from 34% in May to 49% in July, due to the start of the harvest across the region. Amudat (87%), Moroto (84%) and Nakapiripirit (71%) observed the highest proportion of households with acceptable FCS;

  • The overall mean rCSI was relatively stable since May, households in Abim (19) and Nakapiripirit (18) are highly coping. The main coping strategy employed by households was reducing the number of meals (91%);

  • 46 percent of the overall households had debt, increasing by 9% since May. Households are mainly borrowing to buy food (54%);

  • Total admissions to SFP reduced by 5% from 13,179 in May, and more so in Abim and Nakapirirpirit by 74-23 percent respectively.

Overview

WFP Uganda Country Office initiated mobile Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (mVAM) in May and June 2016 whereby data collection is carried out through phone calls. Main objectives of mVAM are to:

a) Provide real-time analysis of the performance of a few key food security indicators;

b) Serve as a core pillar of WFPs Food Security & Nutrition Early Warning System.

This issue is based on data that was collected between 25th - 28th July 2017, this was the last week of July.
A total of 844 telephone interviews were completed across Seven districts of Karamoja region.