WFP Uganda Country Brief, June 2018

from World Food Programme
Published on 30 Jun 2018

In Numbers

15,027 mt of food assistance distributed 2 m cash based transfers made 1.1 refugees assisted US$ 89.3 m six months (July-December 2018) net funding requirements 1.3 million people assisted in June 2018

Operational Updates

• In June 2018, WFP rolled out implementation of the new food assistance collection procedures in Nakivale and Imvepi refugee settlements. From March to June 2018,
UNHCR has verified over 513,000 refugees across 11 settlements. WFP began implementing the new food assistance collection procedures using biometrics in Imvepi, Lobule, Nakivale, Oruchinga and Palabek settlements.

• The Mastercard Foundation conducted a cost-benefit analysis of WFP’s school meals program in Karamoja. The findings of the study indicate that the average cost of the program is US$ 27 per child every year, totalling US$ 190 for seven years of primary school, with the benefit of US$ 1,561 over the child’s lifetime, including return on investment, education, productivity, health and gender equality.

• WFP and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) completed the Rural Access Index (RAI) study in the West Nile and Acholi regions in northern Uganda.
The findings reveal that the region’s rural area is most difficult to access during the rainy season but on average, only 25 percent of the population have access to an all-season road.

• WFP’s Global Fleet team has introduced a pioneering new vehicle to its Supply Chain – to make sure life-saving food gets to communities in the hardest-to-reach places and most challenging of circumstances. SHERP all-Terrain Vehicles are designed to cope with the toughest road conditions and can easily overcome any obstacle in its way, float and move out of water. SHERP trained WFP drivers from South Sudan and global fleet managers on operating the vehicles through the shores of Uganda’s Lake Victoria. Six trucks will initially be deployed to South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.