Uganda http://www.wfp.org/feeds/Uganda Country content en Major National Review Recommends Ways Of Ending Hunger In Uganda http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/major-national-review-recommends-ways-ending-hunger-uganda KAMPALA – Most of Uganda’s children are going to school hungry and 29 percent of those aged under five are stunted due to poor feeding. Nearly half of all the country’s citizens overall, meanwhile, are consume less calories than they require each day. Uganda Africa Fri, 28 Jul 2017 07:54:02 +0000 WFP 651315 at http://www.wfp.org Uganda's Open Door Policy http://www.wfp.org/videos/world-refugee-day-ugandas-open-door-policy Uganda’s refugee policy is one of the most generous in the world. WFP is on the ground at Bidi Bidi refugee settlement, helping families boost nutrition & get healthy once again. Stories South Sudan Uganda English Africa South Sudan emergency Video stories Executive Director Refugees and IDPs General Food Distribution Sun, 25 Jun 2017 22:00:00 +0000 WFP 651242 at http://www.wfp.org WFP Doubles Operations in Uganda as Refugees Continue to Arrive from War-Torn South Sudan (For the Media) http://www.wfp.org/videos/wfp-doubles-operations-uganda-refugees-continue-arrive-war-torn-south-sudan-media Uganda now hosts more refugees than any other country in Africa while continuing to keep its borders open to those fleeing conflict or persecution. Uganda’s progressive policy allows refugees to obtain a plot of land, start businesses, access healthcare and education and move freely. It allows people the opportunity to rebuild their lives close to their home country.  Despite WFP’s operation more than doubling in the last year we have only managed to meet the needs of the newest arrivals every month by the skin of our teeth.  We need enough money -- at the right time -- to keep our warehouses stocked with food for the one million refugees who depend on us. South Sudan Uganda English Africa South Sudan emergency Video News Release Refugees and IDPs General Food Distribution Tue, 20 Jun 2017 22:00:00 +0000 WFP 651233 at http://www.wfp.org South Sudanese Fleeing Hunger and Conflict in Uganda http://www.wfp.org/videos/south-sudanese-fleeing-hunger-and-conflict-uganda The scale of the refugee crisis in Uganda is extraordinary, with average daily arrivals of over 2,000 people. The country now hosts the largest refugee population in Africa, over 1.2 million people, 74 percent from South Sudan. The number of refugees WFP assists has more than doubled in the last year. WFP has a shortfall of US$60 million to fund operations from May through October. Stories South Sudan Uganda English Africa South Sudan emergency Video stories Refugees and IDPs General Food Distribution Tue, 23 May 2017 22:00:00 +0000 WFP 651179 at http://www.wfp.org WFP Forced to Cut Food Rations For South Sudanese Fleeing Famine and Conflict in Uganda (For the Media) http://www.wfp.org/videos/wfp-forced-cut-food-rations-south-sudanese-fleeing-famine-and-conflict-uganda-media The scale of the refugee crisis in Uganda is extraordinary, with average daily arrivals of over 2,000 people. The country now hosts the largest refugee population in Africa, over 1.2 million people, 74 percent from South Sudan. The number of refugees WFP assists has more than doubled in the last year, and our operation is under considerable strain to meet their full food needs. WFP has a shortfall of US$60 million to fund operations from May through October. South Sudan Uganda English Africa South Sudan emergency Video News Release Refugees and IDPs General Food Distribution Tue, 23 May 2017 14:30:13 +0000 WFP 651171 at http://www.wfp.org Over US$ 1.4 Billion Needed For South Sudan Refugees In 2017 http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/over-us-14-billion-needed-south-sudan-refugees-2017 GENEVA - The UN Refugee Agency and the World Food Programme today urged donors to step up support for desperate refugees fleeing South Sudan. Humanitarian agencies are seeking USD 1.4 billion to provide life-saving aid to South Sudanese refugees in the six neighbouring countries until the end of 2017 – according to an updated response plan presented in Geneva on Monday. Responding to Emergencies South Sudan Uganda Africa Emergencies Mon, 15 May 2017 07:46:51 +0000 WFP 651133 at http://www.wfp.org Japan Contributes US$ 6.3 Million To Support Efforts Towards Refugees And Host Communities In Uganda http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/japan-contributes-us-63-million-support-efforts-towards-refugees-and-host-communit KAMPALA - The Government of Japan has contributed a total of US$ 6.3 million to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support refugees and host communities in Uganda over a period of one year from April 2017 to March 2018. Uganda Africa Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:23:20 +0000 WFP 651103 at http://www.wfp.org U.N. Agencies Commend Progress Made Against Child Malnutrition In Uganda, Urge Continued Action http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/un-agencies-commend-progress-made-against-child-malnutrition-uganda-urge-continued KAMPALA – Four agencies from the United Nations Network for Scaling-Up Nutrition (SUN) today congratulated Uganda for reducing the rate of stunting among its young children from 33 percent in 2011 to 29 percent in 2016. Uganda Africa Fri, 07 Apr 2017 13:09:43 +0000 WFP 651069 at http://www.wfp.org New Study Finds Worrying Climate Trend In Karamoja Over Last 35 Years http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/new-study-finds-worrying-climate-trend-karamoja-over-last-35-years KAMPALA – A new study carried out by the Government of Uganda and its partners has found a new weather pattern that threatens to worsen food insecurity in the Karamoja region if no action is taken. Uganda Africa Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:01:12 +0000 WFP 651006 at http://www.wfp.org Empowering Women Refugees in Uganda http://www.wfp.org/stories/empowering-women-refugees-uganda-0 WFP supports 1.1 million refugees in Uganda with life-saving food assistance, three times more than this time last year. In 2016, Uganda received the single largest refugee influx from South Sudan in its history with over 489,000 new arrivals. Eighty-six percent of the new refugees are women and children. On International Women’s Day, Noreen – a South Sudanese refugee tells WFP why she stands up for the rights of her community on food. Focus on Women Uganda Africa Focus on Women Wed, 08 Mar 2017 14:24:38 +0000 WFP 650975 at http://www.wfp.org