News release

25 June 2012

KAMPALA – Good news for farmers and weather watchers: the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it is giving 14 automatic weather stations to the Ministry of Water and Environment. The high-tech sets, which come in boxes and are easily assembled, conduct an array of weather monitoring and forecasting tasks. Collected data will be available to both the Government and the private sector.

7 March 2012

A faithful donor to WFP's operations around the world,  the Government of Japan is making another significant contribution towards programmes in Uganda.

9 January 2012

A new donation from the United States is expected to help WFP support the extremely vulnerable in Uganda's poorest region, Karamoja

Purchase for Progress
19 December 2011

With the help of funding from Japan, the United States and Saudi Arabia, WFP has established a grain warehouse to help formely displaced people, who have returned to farming, to access quality grain markets in the region.

16 September 2011

The United Nations World Food Programme thanked the Government of Japan today for a donation of US$6.3 million towards livelihood support programmes  in the Karamoja region.

Climate Change, Droughts, Emergencies
12 July 2011

The drought afflicting the Horn of Africa region has left millions at the mercy of hunger, threatening the livelihoods of farmers and pastoralists, and putting the lives of hundreds of thousands of children at risk.  Protecting the brains and bodies of young children, and pregnant and lactating women through special nutritional food is our top priority.

8 July 2011

WFP Spokesman, David Orr, on his return from Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya this week: “I met Somali women and children who had walked for weeks to reach the safety of refugee camps in Kenya. 

8 July 2011

From mega-emergencies, such as the earthquake in Haiti or the floods in Pakistan, to headline-grabbing humanitarian crises, such as the conflicts in Cote d’Ivoire or Libya, the international community has stepped up to help those impacted by disaster and tragedy over the last few years. 

29 June 2011

Desperate hunger is looming across the Horn of Africa and threatening the lives of millions who are struggling to survive in the face of rising food prices and conflict. 

22 June 2011

Through a new initiative in the desolate Karamoja region, WFP is helping protect young children from stunting so they can reach their full potential.